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  • Jacob And Esau
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    Jonathan 11/7/00 A Biography of Jacob -For purposes of simplicity, I will refer to Jacob and Israel both as Jacob. -For purposes of point of view, nearly all of this paper is from Jacobs point of view, only bringing in other events necessary for this to make sense that happened without Jacob seeing. Jacob is the father of Israel, for his twelve children each gave life to an entire tribe of Israelites. He wasnt always pious, sometimes being even blasphemous, but apparently, he always walked with ...
  • Jacob And His Sons
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    In her book, The Red Tent, Anita Diamant attempts to expound upon the foundations laid by the Torah by way of midrash im. In doing so, parts of her stories tend to stray from the original biblical text. The following essay will explore this and several other aspects of the book as they relate to the Torah and modern midrash. One of the first differences I recognized was the description of Leah's eyes. In Genesis 29: 17, Leah's eyes are described as weak. Diamant dispels this 'rumor', saying that...
  • Sons Of Jacob
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    The Handmaids Tale In Margaret At woods novel, 'The Handmaids Tale', the birth rate in the United States had dropped so low that extremists decided to take matters into their own hands by killing off the government, taking over themselves, and reducing the women's role in society to that of a silent birthing machine. One handmaid describes what happened and how it came about as she, too, is forced to comply with the new order. Before the new order, known as the Sons of Jacob, took over, women ha...
  • Jacob's Favorite Sons
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    Jacob, the son of Isaac and Rebekah, and the twin brother of Esau, was born in Canaan, around 2,000 BC. Even before his birth, great things had been predicted of him by the Spirit of the Lord. It was prophesied that although he was the younger born of the twins, he should have dominion, and be the father of a great and powerful nation. The predictions also included his descendants would reign supreme over all the descendants of his elder brother, Esau (Blunt 123). Jacob first appears in the Bibl...
  • Said Jacob
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    JACOB'S STORY Jacob, who does not want his last name used, grew up the Jewish section of Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. Although it was the "Jewish section", there were few synagogues and most Jews were not religious. Jacob's father was one of those people that were not very religious, although the family kept the high holidays like Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Growing up in such an environment, Jacob knew he was a Jew but that designation meant little to him. For his first five years of sc...
  • Abram Experiences Strife With His Brother's Son
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    The Family Strife and Forgiveness Themes in Genesis The book of Genesis expresses the themes of family strife and forgiveness through the stories of the characters. Starting with Adam and Eve and continuing through the story of Joseph, readers can relate that the results of all their actions consist of the Lord's displeasure ment and anger. Their punishments are similar in the sense that God makes them suffer and eventually forgives them. There are questions that arise in midst of these stories ...

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