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The Parable of a Pearl in the Sand

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The Parable of a Pearl in the Sand

The Torah portion begins with Jacob’s return to his father’s home, “And Jacob dwelt in the land of his father's sojourning…These are the generations of Jacob… Following a brief overview of the different interpretations in the commentaries on this verse, we focus on Rashi’s commentary, which explains with a parable of a pearl lost in the sand. When examining nuances in the manuscript, we can attempt to better understand the precise details employed in the parable.
Vayeshev in Oxford Manuscript  
Manuscripts, Rashi, Vayeishev

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