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In today's "Nasi" reading (see "Nasi of the Day" in Nissan 1), we read of the gift bought by the nasi of the tribe of Benjamin, Avidan ben Gidoni, for the inauguration of the Mishkan. Text of today's Nasi in Hebrew and English.
circa 1228 BCE
Armies of the Tribes of Israel converged upon the tribe of Benjamin in the aftermath of the "Concubine at Givah" incident, in a war which nearly brought about the extinction of the Benjaminites (as related in the Book of Judges, chapters 19-2). The event ...
“She named him the son of my suffering, and his father called him Benjamin.” (Genesis 35:18) ​​ The youngest of the twelve tribes, Benjamin, was named by his mother, Rachel, who died in childbirth. His father, Jacob, changed his name from “the son of my s...
Jacob had twelve sons. The offspring of each these men became the twelve tribes of the nation of Israel.
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