Tuesday, November 14, 2017

What to make of Rebecca?

DR. MALKA Z. SIMCOVICH: Rebecca’s Character (TheTorah.com).
Rebecca, informed by God of her sons’ destinies, thwarts her husband’s effort to bless Esau. The Torah thus portrays an assertive Rebecca in contrast to a weak and uninformed Isaac. Early Jewish interpreters took conflicting approaches to this unusual depiction of a patriarchal couple.

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