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Genesis 25:19 - 28:9

Malachi 1:1 - 2:7


This Parashah covers the life of Isaac and Rebekkah, the birth of Jacob and Esau, the selling of the birthright, the famine in the land and Isaac's adventures in Gerar, and the giving of the blessing to Jacob.

This Torah is an important portion for it holds the key to know the end times and to be able to understand the prophetic look into the fight between Esau and Yacob and how that is reveal to us now a days in our fight with Islam. You will see the type and shadow of Messiah in the Torah about the first coming and second of Moshiach Yeshua in the real life of Isaac and the birth of Esau & Yacob. Truly, YHVH has declared the end from the beginning.

This page includes Torah Portions from multiple years covered by Wisdom in Torah. Each year we covered the Torah from a different perspective so you can explore each Parashah from a different perspective and focus.

  • 2010 Portions: Focus on Messianic connections in the Parashah
  • ANET Portions: Focus on the ancient Near Eastern cultural context of the Parashah
  • Mitzvot Portions: Focus on explaining and exploring the commandments found in the Parashah (in progress)
  • 2015 Portions: Revisiting the Parashah looking at the ancient cultural context more in depth with additional areas that have been researched
  • Brit Portions: Focus on connecting the Brit Hadashah (New Testament) to the Parashah

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Rico Cortes

I am a teacher of Scriptures, Torah follower, and believer in Messiah Yeshua. I have been given the opportunity to share the Word of God with many believers around the world. My work as a servant of the Most High God has allowed me to be a voice to spread the good news of the New Testament, unveiling its truth through context and the obedience to the Almighty through his Torah.

43 thoughts on “Torah Portion Toldot Complete”

  1. Hi Rico,
    Yes, you mentioned lentil stew in your 2010 Torah teaching and it was fantastic, thank you. I was hoping to hear more and see the proof of that teaching in your ANET but only heard a verbal repeat (at timestamp 18:12 of Part 1). I’m having difficulty putting the lentil stew with the mourning of Abraham. If you’re still in the Book of Jasher where you shared about Esau killing Nimrod and coming home tired, not caring about his birthright, where my I find the connection regarding the lentil stew and Jacob wanting to do the eulogy? If I’m understanding the Book of Jasher correctly, it seems that Abraham had been mourned by his entire family already. I really enjoy your teachings, please continue to do a great job!

  2. In studying the government of Israel, I do not understand how the Jews can allow pagan gods into their land????? Do they NOT see this? Are their eyes blinded? I heard that the Al Aqusa mosque was built for the Jews, but that the arabs took it away from them???? Is this true?
    DeVora Clark

  3. I am probably too late with my question but I was really interested in this whole concept of birthright. I wonder if you know any good resources that explore it as other books cover covenant? Also is Jacob providing the meal and receiving the meal a form of covenant? Certainly Jacob had a legal right to the blessing that went with the birthright

    1. The two main resources I used are the IVP Bible Backgrounds Commentary on the Old Testament and the JPS Torah Commentary on Genesis, both of them state that the blessing and birthright are separate entities, though both would have been given to the firstborn. Aside from those two, I’m not sure of any resources that cover the subject in much depth, I haven’t come across much ANE evidence concerning a differentiation. If you read the Haftarah portion for the upcoming week (Hosea 11:7-14:10), Hosea is very critical of Jacob’s actions as well…

  4. Ryan,

    “You are an awesome teacher, can Yahweh let shalom go to your heart.” Raoule (age 9)

    We just wanted to say thank you Ryan, for all of your hard work and dedication. May Yah bless you and your family as you study and share with us all of the wonderful things that father is showing you. Shalom from Manitoba, Canada!


  5. Hello Rico,

    Thanks for your teachings. I have a question: How did Rebecca inquire El Shadai regarding the twins in her womb, and received the answer from God?



  6. The paralell’s of Hebrew scripture and the koran are similar as according to Avi Lipkin and one other (don’t remember name) mohammed had a Rabbi and Bishop at point of death make him a “holy booe”;the Christian and Hebrew writtings; were plagerized and badly so. Jewish and Catholics fled and some when to Mecca and Midena.

  7. Shalom:
    I like very much that the Parasha is posted early on the week. Because I don’t have too much time available to study.I myself go to college and have plenty of homework. This way I can hear it as many times that I need.
    Janet Santana

  8. What a blessing this teaching was, Rico! Just loved it.

    I have heard it said that the Jews see that so called Christians come from the line of Esau. This really intrigued me and I would like to look further into this line of thought.

    The reason this could make sense is that I had always thought that the Muslims came from the line of Ishmael so then how could they also come from the line of Esau.

    However, when you mentioned that the land of Edom is what is now Arab land I wondered how that would fit in with the above mentioned theory.

    Oh well lots of food for thought and lots to still learn.

    With much appreciation from Canada.

  9. Toda Raba Rico, The history alone with this Torah Portion from you was PRICELESS! I have notes everywhere in my Bible to help me next time. Blessings to you and yours on your visit in the Home Land. Sherri Garcia – Casa Grande AZ

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