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Edom: (a) (lit. red) Another name for Esau, called so because he sold his birthright in exchange for a red stew. (b) The nation which descended from Esau. In the rabbinic texts, Edom is often equated with Rome.
Letters and Numbers of Torah - Chukat
Describing the red heifer ritual, the Torah states (Numbers 19:2) “Take a red heifer that never had a yoke placed upon it.” The Hebrew word for yoke (ol) is normally spelled ayin-vav-lamed, but in this verse, the vav is missing. What is the connection bet...
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