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Parashat Sh'mot (January 6, 2018)
by Bettijane Eisenpreis

IN A LAND OF DESERTS, the well must have been the local meeting place. Many stories in the Torah follow a pattern: The younger son becomes the preferred sibling instead of his older brother; the man asks his wife to say she is his sister; or, in this case, the couple meets at a well.

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