Rachel's voice / Parashat Vayetzeh
Rachel's courageous act, motivated by love and pity for her sister Leah, is compared to the relationship between God and his people following the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem: God should not act out of jealousy.
A disturbing symmetry can be discerned between Rebecca’s actions in last week’s Torah reading and Laban’s in this week’s reading. Whereas Rebecca helps Jacob to supersede his brother Esau in acquiring the blessing of their father Isaac, Laban helps Leah to supersede her sister Rachel so as to become Jacob’s bride instead of her. Rebecca and Laban, both of whom are the children of Bethuel, act the same way: What...
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