Parshat Toldot -
Yitzchak's Blessing of Yaakov and Esav

Why does Yitzchak prefer Esav over Yaakov? It is commonly understood that Yitzchak can bless only one of his two sons, i.e. either Yaakov or Esav, but not both. Should this understanding be correct, then indeed Yitzchak's choice of Esav over Yaakov is quite disturbing.

However, one could suggest that Yitzchak actually plans to bless both of his sons. Should this be true, then his blessing of Esav first may actually make a lot of sense.

In this week's shiur, we explore this latter possibility.