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Zebulun: Son of Jacob and Leah. Tenth of the Twelve Tribes. Progenitor of the Tribe of Zebulon, famed for their success in sea commerce, and their financial support of the scholarly Tribe of Issachar.
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Parshat Vezot Haberachah
The arrangement whereby one person supports the other who learns Torah, and the reward is shared between the two of them, has come to be known as a “Yissachar-Zevulun” partnership.
The verse reads: And Leah said, "God has given me a good portion. This time, my husband will live with me, for I have borne him six sons"; so she named him Zebulun.
Jacob, the quintessential scholar, finds a "permanent home" with the birth of Zebulun, the archetypal businessman. Such is the reality in a Divinely ordered universe, where some things refuse to rhyme but everything has a reason
See how much you really know about our fourth matriarch, Leah!
“G-d has given me a good portion.” (Genesis 30:20) Leah’s sixth son, Zebulun, embodies the ability to seek and find the gifts embedded within the everyday. Zebulun was a merchant tribe that partnered with the tribe of Issachar to support their study. Zebu...
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