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Nechama Tamler digs into the family infighting of our ancestors in Parshat Toldot, from Jacob tricking Esau into giving up his birthright to Rebekah’s part in the scheme.

Parashat Toldot will next be read publicly on November 18th, 2017

Parshat Toldot Gratitude

Each week, a different storyteller – some musical, some poetic, some just straight-up, tell the story of the current weekly Torah portion…and then we animate it! This particular Parashat haShavua (פָּרָשַׁת הַשָּׁבוּעַ or “weekly Torah portion”) Episode is from Parshat Toldot (תּוֹלְדֹת – Hebrew for “generations” or “descendants”) in the annual reading cycle of Genesis 25:19-28:9.

Jewish interpretation is often very specific. There are a myriad of Jewish subcultures and people, and the interpretations in this series explores the array of thoughts that our diverse set of storytellers and contributors have on Torah. To see more of the videos in this series, please take a look at our collection here on our site.

A very special thank you to each of the writers, narrators, producers, directors, sound engineers, musicians, educational advisors, artists and animators that contributed to this particular animated interpretation of Parshat Toldot including Tim Cosgrove, Nick Fox-Gieg, Liesje Kraai, Sarah Lefton, Matthue Roth, Nechama Tamler, and Evan Wolkenstein. Additional thanks to all of our generous funders that contributed to the G‑dcast Parashat haShavua animated series.

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