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Naphtali: (a) Son of Jacob and Bilhah, sixth of the Twelve Tribes. According to the Midrash, he was phenomenally fleet-footed. (b) A common Jewish name.
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Naftoli was the sixth son of our father Yaakov. He was the younger of the two sons of Bilha, Rachel's maid, whom Rachel had offered to be Yaakov's wife, hoping that she (Rachel, who had as yet no children) would have a child through her. His older brother...
“With Divine bonds I have been joined.” (Genesis 30:8) Rachel named Bilhah’s second child Naphtali, a name that symbolizes connection that is attained through struggle. This painting takes us to the tribe of Naphtali’s portion of land in the Galilee, over...
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