As we conclude reading the Book of Genesis Rabbi Dr. Reb Mimi Feigelson, Mashpiah Ruhanit (Spiritual Mentor) and senior lecturer of Rabbinics and Hasidic Thought at the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary, explores Jacob’s identity when he is on his deathbed. Jacob, also known as Israel, articulates his values as he dies and how he wants his descendants, the Children of Israel, to live. How do we honor his wishes? In our time what does it mean to live as Children of Israel?
Image Credit: Rembrandt (van Rijn) – Jacob blessing the children of Joseph
National Museum, Kassel, 1656