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Genesis 25:32 And Esav said, Behold,I am at the point to die: and what "profit" shall this "birthright" bring me? Why did Esav hate Yaaqov? Esav willing forfeited his first born blessing for lentils. Genesis 25:34 Then Ya aqov gave Esav bread and cottage of lentils; and he did eat and drink,and rose up and went his way: thus Esav "despised" his birthright. Did Esav intend to keep his vow to his brother? If so, why was Esav angered when Yaaqov received the promised blessing? Would this oath between the brothers been binding in Isaac eyes? Yaaqov wore a rough hairy garment to deceive. This raises the question of the legitimacy of the vow according to Torah law.

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Hi. What do you think about Job? Was he a prophet? Islam says yes, Catholics say he’s a folktale. Certainly he is at least a priest in the end, yes? How does the language it was written in compare to other examples of ancient Hebrew? Was Job a descendant of Abraham, or did he predate him? Speaking of Abraham, when God tells him to kill the son he loves, was God expecting him to take Ishmael, and is Abraham testing God back by bringing the miraculous child to the sacrifice? Thanks!

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Exodus 1:7 says, "And YHVH said unto Moshe, see, I have made thee a "god" to Pharoah: and Aharon thy brother shall be thy prophet." Aleph~Lamed~Hei~ Yud~Mem spells elohim, meaning " god, " divine ones, ruler, special works or possessions of G-d, mighty. This is Moshe's description in relation to Pharaoh. Would this title have entitled Moshe to be "endowed" with favor, wisdom, and divine power from the Most High? Moshe was said to speak mouth to mouth with YHVH, and beheld His similitude. Numbers 12:8 What was Moshe's secret to obtain this extraordinary closeness ? Yah doesn't respect persons or titles, so we're all on an equal playing field, or are we? I desire with my whole heart this level of love. Are wiling obedience and Torah study key principles? Shalom Yishrah

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I read that there are 3 people whose iniquities are forgiven. One who converts to Judaism. One who is promoted to high position. One who marries. I understand marriage and conversion have power to cleanse iniquities. But what's the connection between one's promotion and the forgiveness of transgression?

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Hi Rabbi, who gave Moshe his name? I heard it was the daughter of Pharaoh, who found him in the Nile River. If so, why didn’t his parents give him his name? Thanks.

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There is reference to Moshe being a prophet and lawgiver. However in Numbers 12:6-8, Hashem states that He makes Himself known to a prophet in vision, and speaks to him in a dream. 12:7 No so with My servant Moshe, he is trustworthy in all My house 12:8 I speak with him mouth to mouth, and plainly and not in riddles. And he sees the form of Hashem. So why were you not afraid to speak against My servant Moshe? Do you agree that these scriptures denote Moshe had deeper intimacy (SOD) with Hashem? What do you think?

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I read that Abraham's parents were not Jewish. If so, how is he considered the first Jew? And, if he was the very first Jew, then what other religions were there? Double-thanks in advance!

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Shalom aleichem Rabbi Lauffer. Thank you for answering my last question. Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky famously paskened that no Batei Midrash or yeshivos should be closed during the pandemic, only to retract his psak soon after when thousands became infected because of his mistaken psak. Can Rabbi Kanievsky be relied upon anymore in Torah matters, given his incorrect psak on this matter, which he was forced to retract? Thanks a lot.