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Beersheba: The City Where all Three Patriachs Lived

Beersheba: The City Where all Three Patriachs Lived

Hence that place was called Be'er Sheva, for there the two of them swore an oath (Genesis 21:31) Beersheba was the Biblical capital of the southern Negev region. Its name is a bit ambiguous, being made up of the two Hebrew words: Be’er...

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Why Do So Many Bible Stories Take Place at a Well?

Why Do So Many Bible Stories Take Place at a Well?

This is the first story in the Torah to take place at a well, but not the last. Here, Eliezer travels to a foreign land, stops at a well where he encounters a future bride, a series of hurried movements, and running around to bring news...

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The Portion of Toldot

The Portion of Toldot

Our portion tells the story of Jacob and Esau, from birth through their famous feud. It also includes Isaac’s experiences in the land of Gerar, where he re-digs the wells of his father.

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