Toldot: Blinded by the Light



Often, when our eyes are closed, we can see the farthest.

Is that why love is blind? Is that why not seeing is sometimes the greatest blessing?

Our forefather Isaac went blind as he aged. What caused his blindness?

Rashi says it was smoke, tears and blessings.

As we shall discover in this sermon, these three causes of Isaac’s blindness contain and convey three profound lessons for modern day:

  • Life is a non-smoking room.
  • When you inspire the tears of angels, you become blind to all else.
  • Sometimes to bless the light, you have to be blind to the darkness.


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