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“And Yithro came…”  (18:1)   The Talmud (Zevachim 116a) discusses what made Yithro, a gentile priest, come to join our nation? R. Yehoshua says it was the war of Amalek; R. Elazar HaModai says the giving of the Torah; R.…

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“Yitzchak was caused to love [VAYE’EHAV] Esav for he hunted/ensnared with his mouth, and Rivka loves [OHEVETH] Ya'akov” (25:28). Rashi, citing the Medrash, explains to us how Esav would cunningly ensnare his father Yitzchak with his mouth. He would ask…

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