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Stuck in the middle

Parshat Toledot (Genesis 25:19-28:9)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/stuck_in_the_middle_20071109

Throughout our history, my family's descendants have been mistreated, traumatized and deceived (just like me), yet somehow, we always survived. We always insisted, either physically or metaphorically, on "staying in the land and digging wells," despite "the famine." So perhaps our people refer to themselves by the names of my father and son, but their inner character and strength as tough survivors comes from me, Isaac. It is my story -- the story of a survivor -- that is really their story.

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