Category Archives: Ishbitzer

Vayera: Sodom and Dor Deah


The Heilige Ishbitzer cites the Arizal who writes that the people of Sodom reincarnated into the Generation of the Wilderness. The generation of the Wilderness is known as the Dor Deah. Perhaps this is alluded to in the verse where … Continue reading

Posted in Arizal, Dor Deah, Ishbitzer, Sodom | Leave a comment

Lech Lecho 5768: Where we come from


It is said (Bereishis 15:1) al tira Avram, do not fear Avram. The Medrash (Bereishis Rabbah 76:1) states that it only states “do not fear” regarding one who has what to fear. The Heilegeh Ishbitzer writes that when Avraham killed … Continue reading

Posted in Avraham, Bereishis Rabbah, Ishbitzer, Medrash | Leave a comment