Parsha Toldot Aliyah 5

Bereishit (Genesis) 26:30—27:27

30He made them a feast and they ate and drank. 31There woke early in the morning and swore to one another; then Yitzchak saw them off and they departed from him in peace. 32And it was on that very day the Yitzchak’s servants came and told him about the well they had dug, and they said to him, “We have found water!” 33And he named it Shibah; therefore, the name of the city is Beer-sheva until this very day.

34Then Esau was forty years old, he took a wife, Judith daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath daughter of Elon the Hittite; 35and they were a source of spiritual rebellion to Yitzchak and to Rivkah.

Chapter 27

1And it came to pass, when Yitzchak had become old, and his eyes dimmed from seeing, that he summoned Esau, his older son, and said to him, “My son.” And he said to him, “Here I am.” 2And he said, “See, now, I have aged; I know not the day of my death. 3Now sharpen, if you please your gear–your sword in your bow–and go out to the field and hunt game for me. 4Then make me delicacies such as I love them bring it to me and I will eat, so that my soul may bless you, before I die.”

5Now Rivkah was listening as Yitzchak spoke to Esau his son; and Esau went to the field to hunt and to bring. 6But Rivkah had said to Yaakov her son, saying, “Behold I heard your father speaking to your brother Esau saying, 7‘Bring me some game and make me delicacies to eat, and I will bless you in the presence of HaShem, before my death.’ 8So now, my son, heed my voice to that which I command you. 9Go now to the flock and fetch me from there two choice young kids of the goats, and I will make him delicacies for your father, as he loves. 10Then bring it to your father and he shall eat, so that he may bless you before his death.”

11Yaakov replied to Rivkah, his mother, “But my brother Esau is a hairy man and I am a smooth-skinned man. 12Perhaps my father will feel me and I shall be as a mockery in his eyes; I will thus bring upon myself I curse them, rather than a blessing.” 13But his mother said to him, “Your curse be on me, my son; only heed my voice and go fetch them for me.” 14So he went, fetched, and brought to his mother, and his mother made delicacies as his father loved. 15Rivkah then took her older son Esau’s clean garments which were with her in the house, and clothed Yaakov her younger son. 16With the skins of the goat-kids she covered his arms and his smooth-skin neck. 17She placed the delicacies and the bread which he had made into hand of her son Yaakov.

18And he came to his father and said, “Father,” and he said, “Here I am; who are you, my son?” 19Yaakov said to his father, “It is, I, Esau, your firstborn; I have done as you told me; rise up, please, sit and eat of my game that your soul may bless me.”

20Yitzchak said to his son, “How is it that you all were so quick to find, my son?” And he said, “Because HaShem your G-d arranged it for me.” 21And Yitzchak said to Yaakov, “Come close, if you please, so I can feel you, my son; are you, indeed my son Esau or not?”

22So Yaakov drew close to Yitzchak his father, who felt him and said, “The voice is Yaakov’s voice, but the hands are Esau’s hands.” 23But he did not recognize him because his hands were hairy like the hands of Esau his brother; so he blessed him. 24He said, “You are indeed my son Esau!” And he said, “I am.” 25He said, “Serve me and let me eat of my son’s game that my soul may bless you.” So he served him, and he ate, and he brought him wine and he drink.

26Then his father Yitzchak said to him, “Come close if you please, and kiss me, my son.” 27So he drew close and kissed him; he smelled the fragrance of his garments and blessed him; he said, ‘See, the fragrance of my son is like the fragrance of the field, which HaShem had blessed

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