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People of the highest stature, high priests, looked for a wife from the daughters of Asher . . . Which is odd, if you think about it. Why would such a holy man pursue a wife from a neighboring tribe just because she was beautiful?
Jacob and Moses give the blessing of oil to the tribe of Asher. But there seems to be one difference between the two blessings. What is its significance and the eternal lesson in our lives.
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 Asher, Pagiel ben Achran, for the inauguration of the Mishkan. Text of today's Nasi in Hebrew and English.
“Because of my good fortune, because women have called me fortunate.” (Genesis 30:13) ​Leah named Zilpah’s second child Asher, which indicates an abundance of fortune and joy. Asher embodies the kind of happiness that comes from prosperity, from having mo...
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