OU Women's Alit Top

The Embalming of Yaakov

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Jan 9, 2020
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52 min 30 sec
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Venue: YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov

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References: Sanhedrin: 47b Shabbat: 13b Taanit: 5b 

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How could Yosef instruct the Egyptians to embalm Yaakov - doesn't that violate halachah regarding burial, cheat the benefits of decay as described in the gemara, and cause pain according to one view in the gemara? (And wasn't Yaakov alive?) Multiple approaches to the problem.

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