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This is my take on the Torah (Bible) portion read in synagogues this morning. It is from the Book of Genesis 25:19 - 28:9, and is titled 'Offspring' (aka 'Generations'). It starts with these words: 'These are the generations of Isaac, the son of Abraham...'

They say in his old age, Isaac was blind yet like his father Abraham, unusually kind Rebecca, his wife, came from a family evil and cruel her brother Laban tried to rob Eliezer of all of his jewels ... Isaac loved his 'hunter-son,' Esau, a chip off Laban's block in Esau's brother Jacob, her pure son, Mother Rebecca put her stock -- Foiling Isaac's plan to give his blessing to Esau, one so cruel ~ Love that is blind must not be permitted to rule

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Date: 11/30/2022 6:10:00 PM
I love this GW well said my friend!
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 11/30/2022 6:12:00 PM
Appreciate your support for this write, Bobby. Peace on Earth, gw
Date: 11/28/2022 7:17:00 AM
Interesting! God sees all and His plans always go forward…God merciful and just!
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 11/30/2022 6:12:00 PM
Thank you for the perceptive comment, Kim. God is the All-Seeing All-Being! :) gw
Date: 11/27/2022 7:47:00 PM
And to think God saved Isaac for just such a generational Patriarch. Cool read, Mr. Wolf ~;o)
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 11/27/2022 7:54:00 PM
Thanks for the spot-on comment, Arlo, and your kind words: Truly, the way this was all worked out (by God) was ingenious. :) gw
Date: 11/27/2022 5:18:00 AM
I must say that it was a case of great treachery. Isaac couldn't find out his folly as he was blind. Blind cannot lead nor take right decisions ! Your take on the Biblical story applies equally to love that is blind !
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 11/27/2022 2:07:00 PM
Thaks for your comment, Valsa. It takes a courageous soul to read stuff like this. Appreciated. Rebecca saved the day, didn't she? ~ gw