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Rahel's Tragic Death: Why Did It Have To Happen?

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Dec 7, 2022
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The dramatic event of the birth of Binyamin, the only child of Yaakov to be born in the Land (according to the Sifri, in his own land), was e'er marred by the death, while birthing him, of the beloved Rahel. Rahel, buried on the road, weeping for her children to return, becomes the sentinel and lighthouse for all of Bnei Yisrael as a result - but why, indeed, did she die at this point? Was it the not unexpected result of a formerly barren woman having a second child (note that neither Sarah nor Rikvah seemed to try that after the long-awaited pregnancies) - or is there more that the Torah subtly communicates through the various responses of Yaakov to this and other tragedies throughout his elder years? Stay tuned...

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Learning on the Marcos and Adina Katz YUTorah site is sponsored today by Ruth Peyser Kestenbaum and Miriam & Alan Goldberg to mark the tenth yahrtzeit of their father, Irwin Peyser, Harav Yisroel Chaim ben R' Dovid V' Fraidah Raizel Peyser