Toldot 5773 – Yaakov Tortures Esav

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Esav and Yaakov were twins.

Because Esav was born a few minutes before Yaakov, he had the privileges and responsibilities of the firstborn.

Yaakov realized that Esav was not spiritually fit to fulfill his role.

Therefore, he took advantage of an opportunity to purchase the birthright from his brother.

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