Birthright, Yaakov and Esav

8 Kislev 5770


Esav sold the birthright to Yaakov. But, can one sell his birthright at all? How can it be considered as a legitimate act? If one is the eldest, he stays the eldest forever; this fact can not alter biologically...


Birthright means the rights given by the fact that someone was firstborn. This right may be sold, but evidently it doesn't change the biological fact.