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Jewish Tribes: Reuven
By Sarah Kronenberg - March 8, 2009

Reuven was the first born son of Jacob and Leah and father of the tribe of Reuven. Reuven had relations with Jacobís concubine Bilhah which angered Jacob and this probably contributes to the curse of Reuven on Jacobís deathbed (Gen 49:4) and led Jacob to give Reuben's...

Jewish Artists: Talko
By Talko - March 8, 2009

Talko is an Israeli artist. The avenue in which he uses light and shadow, color and composition equates him with old European masters. All these properties are efficiently used by Talko for conveying both mood and movement in his paintings. Much of his work is in private collections around the world.

Jewish Tribes: Benjamin
By Sarah Kronenberg - March 1, 2009

Benjamin was the twelfth and youngest son of Jacob and Rachel and father of the Tribe of Benjamin, one of the twelve tribes of Israel. He was born in Canaan and originally called Ben-oni, or "son of my affliction" by his mother as she lay dying in labor but his name was later changed...

Jewish Tribes: Naphtali
By Sarah Kronenberg - February 20, 2009

Naphtali was the second son of Jacob and Rachel's maidservant Bilhah and the father of the tribe of Naphtali. According to biblical terms his name means "my wrestling," and references the bitter rivalry and competition of Jacobís wives, Leah and Rachel. Naphtali was reputedly given his...

Jewish Tribes: Asher
By Sarah Kronenberg - February 15, 2009

Asher was the eighth son of Jacob and the father of the tribe of Asher, one of the twelve tribes of Israel. He was born to Jacob and Zilpah who was Jacobís wife Leah's maidservant. Leah named him Asher, saying "Happy am I" (Genesis 30:13). Like some other of his brothers Asher...
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