Toldot by Rabbi Mendel
Where are you most comfortable being yourself? Who is the real you? At home? Or at work? Reading the newspaper? Or the Torah?

Today we read how Jacob disguises as Esau to receive Isaac’s blessing of material goodness. There were specific reasons why the blessing had to come in this way.

Indeed, for us, it is a reminder we must wear a facade and have a duplicity. Yes, we need to work and engage in material pursuits, but we are disguising as Esau, like hungry hunters.

Our true selves underneath, the mystery’s of a Spiritual seeking Jacob.

Parsha thought from Rabbi Mendel Cohen