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Serah: Daughter of Asher. According to the Midrash, she softly delivered the news to her grandfather Jacob that Joseph was still alive. Playing a song on her harp, she gradually mixed in the words "Joseph is alive..." Jacob greatly appreciated this and blessed her with longevity.
Who was Serach? Let us look in the Midrashic accounts—and even travel to Iran—to gain a better understanding.
Every child who has studied Chumash knows the name of Serach, the daughter of Asher, who was one of Jacob’s twelve sons (“the Tribes of Israel”). Serach is the only woman mentioned among the children of the twelve tribes, Jacob’s grandchildren. She must h...
Eve, Sarah, Rachel, Miriam, Batsheva . . . From the outside, the women of the Bible appear to play only a supportive role in a drama dominated by men; from the inside emerges a very different story . . .
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