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Parashat Toldot

Parashat Toldot

By Rabbi Aharon Seleh: The מדרש brings that יצחק אבינו prayed to Hashem - " If a person goes through life without any יסורין ( trials and tribulations), it will be more difficult for him in the next world, as his sins have accumulated against him." Hashem answered, "You have asked for a very good thing, and I will start with you." At that point, יצחק אבינו eyes weakened. Though a person shouldn't explicitly ask for יסורין, once they come they are a ברכה in disguise. When a person suffers in any way - whether it's physical pain, a financial loss, an insult or other emotional pain, this replaces a much bigger punishment that would have been needed in the…

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