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Learning from the stories of Rabbi Akiva’s wife Rachel and Jacob’s wife Rachel in how to empower Jewish women today. (A talk at the Jewish Women’s Retreat in Toronto in 2015)

The Story of Two Rachels

The Story of Two Rachels

The heart of the Jewish mother

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The Story of Two Rachels: The heart of the Jewish mother

Learning from the stories of Rabbi Akiva’s wife Rachel and Jacob’s wife Rachel in how to empower Jewish women today. (A talk at the Jewish Women’s Retreat in Toronto in 2015)
Women, Femininity & Feminism, Akiba ben Joseph, Rachel, Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel, Vayeitzei
Rabbi Yosef Y. Jacobson is editor of Algemeiner.com, a website of Jewish news and commentary in English and Yiddish. Rabbi Jacobson is also a popular and widely sought speaker on chassidic teachings, and the author of the tape series “A Tale of Two Souls.”
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Annette Toronto January 13, 2016

Rachel and R Akiva have a most inspiring story... he's gone for 12 years, and again for another 12 years... perhaps he lost 24,000 students for leaving her for 24 years... how did they have children? did they have children? how many? when? what does the Ramban say about this? Reply