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The Family of Abraham: Part 20—Mandrakes and Poplar Rods

Alastair Roberts

The Family of Abraham: Part 20—Mandrakes and Poplar Rods

April 4, 2019
Alastair Roberts
Alastair Roberts

Today, I discuss a couple of the strangest episodes in the story of Genesis: Rachel's request for some of Leah's mandrakes and Jacob's taking of Laban's flocks using—among other things—poplar rods.

Within this episode, I mention this video by Rabbi David Fohrman on Rachel's reward: https://www.alephbeta.org/playlist/how-do-we-mourn-on-tisha-bav. I also recommend this article by Scott Noegel: http://faculty.washington.edu/snoegel/PDFs/articles/Noegel%2020%20-%20JANES%201997.pdf.

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