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Parashat Vayishlach (December 2, 2017)
by Bettijane Eisenpreis

ANY WOMAN WHO HAS GIVEN BIRTH WILL SYMPATHIZE WITH RACHEL’S PLIGHT. After yearning for years for a baby and finally giving birth to Joseph, she becomes pregnant a second time, only to find herself in labor on the way to Bethlehem. Unable to reach the city, or even an inn or a tent, she is forced to give birth on the side of the road. As a result, Jacob’s favorite wife finds herself dying, unable to enjoy her second son or to see her other child grow to adulthood.

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