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Rebecca: (a) (1677- approx. 1554 BCE) Second of the four Matriarchs, wife of Isaac, mother of Jacob and Esau. Grew up in Padan Aram, amongst pagans, but remained a pristine “rose amongst thorns.” Orchestrated Jacob’s obtaining Isaac’s blessings. (b) A common Jewish name.
Question: What is the meaning of my name, Rebecca? Answer: Rebecca, or Rivka in Hebrew, was the second matriarch of the Jewish nation. Although she grew up in Padan Aram, amongst pagans, she remained righteous and pure. Our sages applied to her the verse ...
Rebecca is considered to be the proverbial “rose among thorns.”
"Opposites attract" -- but how opposite can happily married spouses be? Take Isaac and Rebecca. Or G‑d and our world
Founding a new philosophy and religion at age 3? Starting a family at age 100? The lives of founding fathers and mother of the Jewish people hold this lesson for us: Youth is no hindrance and age is no barrier.
The Torah tells us more about Rebecca than about any of our other matriarchs.
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