Monday, December 7, 2009

Yaakov's final message to his children


Regarding Yaakov's last message to his children, in Bereishit 49:

"Those who say that these are blessings are straying, because at the end of the section it says, 'And he blessed them.' But where are the blessings for Reuven, Shimon and Levi?

"Rather, this was Yaakov's prophecy, as it says, 'And this is what their father said to them,' and later he blessed them. But the Torah did not list the actual blessings."

(R' Avraham Ibn Ezra, Bereishit 49:1)

Have a great day,

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