Does Esau Always Hate Jacob?

Does Esau Always Hate Jacob?

Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn Every young Jewish child learns early in his Torah education that “Esav Soneh l’Yaakov”—Esau hates Yaakov. The original statement is found in Bereishit Rabbah, but it was Rashi who etched it in the minds of Torah Jews, when he quoted it in his commentary on Genesis 33:4. There the Torah tells us […]

The Freedom to be a Holy People

The Freedom to be a Holy People

By Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn In synagogues this month, we read the glorious Jewish march from Egyptian slavery to freedom. When the Jewish people emerge triumphantly out of the Red Sea, they are finally emancipated from 210 years of cruel servitude to despotic Pharaohs. The political philosopher Michael Walzer has shown that the Exodus narrative […]