Yitzhak is one of the most enigmatic figures of the Torah. It is hard to understand what motivates him and what makes him unique, as he quite literally follows in his father’s footsteps and seems to allow his life to be determined by others. He marries the wife his father’s slave picks for him, re-digs the wells that his father had dug, and appears to be tricked by his wife and youngest son. Yet, Yitzhak is Kabbalistically associated with the quality of gevurah, strength. Gevurah does not seem to be the quality we would associate with Yitzhak based on his Biblical behavior. He does not even appear to be the gibor, the hero, of his own story!