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The Ideal Family

There are few ideal families in the Bible. In this weeks Torah portion we explore the family of Jacob. Jacob’s family was far from the ideal. Yet his children were the fulfillment of the Abrahamic promise. His children were, quite literally, the “children of Israel.” Let's learn an important lesson.

There are few ideal families in the Bible. In this weeks Torah portion we explore the family of Jacob. Jacob’s family was far from the ideal. Yet his children were the fulfillment of the Abrahamic promise. His children were, quite literally, the “children of Israel.” Let's learn an important lesson.

Read This Portions: Genesis — Deuteronomy
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