Channel: God: The Jewish Image

Teacher: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer

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God: The Jewish Image. Jacob II: Wrestling With God   

One of the most mysterious scenes in the Bible takes place when Jacob is left alone one night on the far side of a river. He wrestles with a 'man' all night long, a battle which only ends with Jacob receiving the name 'Israel'. Who was this man and what was this battle? What is the meaning of this new name?


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