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Sunday, January 12, 2020

14 tribes or 12?

14 tribes?

If you count those getting a blessing from Jacob, the count is 14.  Shimon and Levi getting a “non-blessing” together (still I counted two tribes) while the place of Shimon is taken by Menashe (Menache and Efraim come BEFORE Ruven and Shimon).  Unlike the blessing of Moses, this Jacobs blessings follow date of birth except the first two.

Josef is taken aback about his sons being taken over by Jacob, but consoled by the mention that he gets Schem which at the time is a prize possession.  Right after “crossing the birthright” Jacob mentions Beit Lachem (house to you) and Efrat.  Seems these sons of the Priestess of Egypt, wife of Josef inherit Jerusalem and Efrat with the latter having MORE importance.

Pakod Pakodeti.  Gd is bringing you, but you must bring the Tzaddik.

1 comment:

Yaacov Na Nach said...

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