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Ephraim uMenasheh: What's Behind Yaakov's Blessings?

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Jan 8, 2020
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The description of Yaakov's deathbed blessing of Yosef/Ephraim-Menasheh is riddled with difficulties. Why does Yaakov mention God's blessing at Beit-El? Why does he bring up Rachel's sudden death and burial on the road? Why doesn't Yaakov recognize his grandsons - whom he had just "upgraded" to "sons" by name? Above all - what's behind that change of status, and the hand-switch that prefers Ephraim? We explore all of these in a special shiur given in memory of Rav Etshalom's mother, MIriam bat Yitzhak veRivkah z"l, whose yahrzeit is on 9 Tevet. יהי זכרה ברוך

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Learning on the Marcos and Adina Katz YUTorah site is sponsored today for a refuah shleimah for Shifra bas Miriam and by Dale and Leonard Pianko to mark the 11th yahrtzeit of Reena Leeba bas Moshe Halevi and by Barry & Marcia Levinson in honor of Eliron & Devorah Levinson and their children, Chava Bracha, Moshe Chaim, Golda Chana & Dovid Yisroel; and Aviyam & Rina Levinson and their children, Nesanel Eliyahu, Chana Malka & Shmuel Dovid and by Dr. Danny Feuer for a refuah shleimah for Naomi bat Nesha בתוך שאר חולי ישראל