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Parashat Va-y'chi (January 7, 2012)
by Rabbi Yael Shmilovitz

MANY PEOPLE THINK Jews don’t believe in angels. Jews don’t have guardian angels; angels just aren’t a very Jewish thing. Borscht? Sure, very Jewish. Skepticism? Absolutely. Argument as sport? Jewish, without a doubt. But angels?

And yet angels are very much a Jewish “thing” — maybe not celestial beings draped in white robes or the cute cherubic cupid with his pointed bow and arrow, but angels (malakhim) are, in fact, mentioned many times in the Tanach, in midrash, in the Talmud and in the traditional prayer service.

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I really enjoyed this, and found it fascinating.

Nehmer.Sherry - January 12th


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