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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.
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How to Study Torah - Toldot
The Torah records minute details about Rebecca’s first and only pregnancy. Did her twin sons, Jacob and Esau, have free choice to become who they wanted to be or were their personalities predestined from the womb?
The circumstances under which our patriarch Jacob left his parents' home at the age of sixty-three.
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on Rivkah’s 3 miracles
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