Toledot: Lessons of NonLiteral Onkelos

by R. Gidon Rothstein Precision Is Not as Vital as We Might Think Early in the parsha, 25;21, Yitzhak asks Hashem to alleviate Rikva’s infertility. The verse says va-ye’tar Yitzhak, with the positive reaction from Hashem phrased as va-ye’ater lo Hashem. Onkelos translates it in the commonly accepted way, Yitzhak prayed to Hashem (ve-tzali) and Hashem accepted the prayer (ve-kabbel ...

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