Chicago Teshuva Wide

Parshat Vayeitzei - Why did Rachel Steal the Teraphim?

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Dec 1, 2011
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Venue: Yad Binyamin, Israel Yad Binyamin, Israel

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Before we can answer that question, we first need to know what the Teraphim were. Then we can unpack the reasons suggested by Chazal, and try to understand what would motivate Rachel to act as she did. And, if I'm right, she paved an important path for Jewish women to follow, especially today.

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