Friday, November 24, 2017

Jacob, Leah, and Rachel

DR. RABBI ZEV FARBER: How Is It Possible that Jacob Mistakes Leah for Rachel? (
“When morning came, there was Leah!” (Genesis 29:25). Could Jacob not tell the difference between his beloved of seven years and her sister, for a whole night? Commentators have long tried to make sense of the story by adding extra details, but perhaps we need to rethink the nature of Jacob and Rachel’s relationship during those years.

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