Rebekah Stern

Isaac: Why Is This Patriarch Different from All Other Patriarchs?

D'Var Torah By: Bruce Kadden

January 2, 2013
This week's Torah portion begins with the phrase, V'eileh toldot Yitzchak ben Avraham, "This is the line of Isaac son of Abraham" (Genesis 25:19), indicating that the text is now going to focus on Isaac, the second of the Patriarchs of our tradition. And, indeed, he figures prominently in the...