Toldot: The Child Of Isaac Is… Abraham??

Toldot: The Child Of Isaac Is… Abraham??

Rabbi David Fohrman

Rabbi David Fohrman

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At the opening of Parshat Toldot, the Torah uses a bizarre turn of phrase: “And these are the offspring of Isaac, the son of Abraham: Abraham begot Isaac.” What?? That’s not the generations of Isaac! So what do we do when we encounter a verse in the Torah which seems to belie logic — and grammar to boot? Do we put our heads down and keep reading? Not at Aleph Beta. Join Rabbi Fohrman as he digs deep and searches throughout the Torah to uncover what this phrase “These are the offspring of” (in Hebrew: “Eleh toldot”) really means — and what it teaches us about the legacy of our forefather Isaac.