Painting by Pepe Fainberg.
(photo credit: PEPE FAINBERG)
FORTY YEARS ago, I visited my grandfather in his nursing home and found him studying the week’s Torah portion Vay’ hi . It struck me then that there is a terrible lack in this beautiful portion (as in much of the Torah): Jacob gathers his sons and grandsons to his deathbed to bless them and foretell their futures but says nothing of his daughters.I wondered when the stories of Jacob’s daughters would be told – and whether some of the task would fall to me.
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