Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Jewish Unity


"Regarding Esav there were six people and they were listed as many "lives", as it is written, "And Esav took his wives, his sons and his daughters, and all of the lives of his house."

"Yaakov had seventy lives and they were listed as one "life", as it is written, "And they were, the whole life, those who emerged from Yaakov."

"Esav worships many gods, and so his people are described as many lives. Yaakov worships the One Gd, and so he is described as one life."

(Midrash, Vayyikra Rabbah 4:6)

Have a great day,

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