Toldot and Shavuah Tov!

Shavuah Tov, a good week to all, for today Toldot, Genesis 25:19 – 28:9 – the generations of Isaac. The parashah outlines Isaac’s life and the beginnings of the disputes over the inheritance of his birthright.

From the parashah:
Gen. 26:18 Isaac again dug up the wells of water which had been dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines having stopped them up after Abraham’s death, and he called them by the names, the same names by which his father had called them.

In the context of Elul, we know that we cannot rely upon our past achievements and those of our ancestors – we must renew our physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual resources.