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Levi: (a) (1567-1429 BCE) Third son of Jacob and Leah, third of the Twelve Tribes. He and his brother Simeon destroyed the city of Shechem in retaliation for their sister Dinah’s abduction and violation. Ancestor of the priestly tribe of Levi. (b) A common Jewish name.
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The Destruction of Shechem, The War against the Seven Kings
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1566 BCE
Levi, third son of Jacob and Leah and third of the Twelve Tribes, was born in Haran on 16 Nissan in the year 2195 from Creation (1566 BCE) (Yalkut Shimoni, beginning of Shemot).Levi was the ancestor of the Levites and Priests who served in the Tabernacle ...
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The women in Abraham’s family were abducted (or nearly abducted) no less than four times . . .
“This time my husband will be attached to me.” (Genesis 29:34) The attachment that Leah describes in naming her third son, Levi, is embodied in the tribe’s quality of service. The tribe of Levi is dedicated to G‑d in their service in the Sanctuary, workin...
How Reuven, Shimon, Levi and Yehudah represent four different phases we experience as we go through the order of the morning prayers: 1) Reuven—the first paragraph of Shema, 2) Shimon—the second paragraph of Shema, 3) Levi—the blessings after Shema, and 4...
The two aspects of seeing and hearing are potentially within each of us as levels of relationship with G‑d that we can develop through Torah study . . .
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