Toldot – The Struggle Between Self-Concern and Altruism

Rivka is pregnant with twins and she senses a mighty battle taking place within her womb between her two babies to be.

  • Kabbala explains this as pointing to the conflict each one of us encounters within – the Nefesh Elokit and the Nefesh behamit – self centeredness and other centeredness.
  • One was the reincarnation of Cain and the other of Abel