TITLE

What's in a name?

AUTHOR(S)
Berger, Rabbah Arlene
PUB. DATE
November 2013
SOURCE
Washington Jewish Week;11/14/2013, Vol. 49 Issue 46, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on Vayishlach which is a section of the Torah (Hebrew Bible) with teachings of Jewish law. Vayishlah focuses on Jacob wrestling with a stranger whom he later recognized as an angel of god. It also discusses the meaning of a new name Israel which Jacob earned as a blessing from the angel. It states that Israel is the name used for one who struggles with God or with conscience and the struggle is for living a good and a decent life.
ACCESSION #
91986434

 

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