Vayechi 5772 - Crossed Hands and the Essence of a Nation

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Jan 4, 2012
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Venue: Yad Binyamin, Israel Yad Binyamin, Israel

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Yaakov's crossed hands always bothered me. We all know the story, but why he blessed his grandsons in this unusual manner is far from clear. With an eye towards Rashi and the Midrash, we find that Yaakov wished to convey a clear and critical message to his children and future descendants.

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