Weekly Torah Portion: Toldot, with Chodesh Kislev insights

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.

Rabbi Chaim Richman, | updated: 15:41

Judaism Rabbi Chaim Richman
Rabbi Chaim Richman

The struggle between Yaakov and Esav, which began whilst still in the womb, is an eternal struggle between two nations, between goodness and evil, between light and darkness, between a nation that is open to G-d's truth and lives by and teaches that truth, and a nation willing to stoop to whatever subterranean level necessary to deny that truth and prevent its recognition in this world.

The festival of Hanukkah, which occurs later in this new month of Kislev, celebrates an essential victory of good over evil in this generational struggle.

Even within our own selves this battle is fought, and material temptations constantly arise, attempting to deter us from assuming our responsibility as the children of G-d.

Weekly Torah Portion: Toldot, with Chodesh Kislev Insights