Reb Levi Yitzchak explains the nature of the relationship between Yitzchak and Esav. How are we to understand this unique affinity for a child that was so obviously on a wayward path. כי ציד בפיו, Yitzchak saw an obscured greatness within Esav, a greatness that would uncover the awesome personalities of שמיה ואבטליון.
A beautiful thought from Rav Kook. We are told that G-d appears to Avraham, but there no dialogue ensures. What is the meaning of this interfacing? After receiving the mitzvah of milah, Avraham felt that his life’s mission had been compromised. In His appearance to Avraham G-d reveals a promising future of opportunity.