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Why was Judah/Yehuda the tribe that endured?

My basic question is: Are there any reasons or hints in the Torah that explain or hint (bedieved) that Judah/Yehudah would be the tribe that was not lost? Yes, I know that parts of Benjamin survived ...
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Why are these words, Judaism, Jews, Hebrew, Ibrani, Judea. Semites refer to jews? [closed]

The jews are called by many names. Some names are clear. Israelites, for example, is a name given by Hashem to Jacob and the jews are descendant of that guy. What about the other names? Why Hebrew? ...
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How old were Perez and his sons when they went down to Egypt? Is he the only one of his generation to enter Egypt with progeny? [duplicate]

Joseph was 39 when he met his family again and Judah is roughly 6 or 7 years older than Joseph (if all the brothers are one year apart). So Judah would be roughly 46 when he entered Egypt. ...
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Understanding Tamar's plan

I'm having difficulty understanding Tamar's plan. If she saw that she wasn't being given to Yehuda's youngest son why didn't she simply go to him and ask or demand to be married to Shelah? ...
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Hair in Aggadah

I have encountered two different instances in midrashim which mention hair doing peculiar things. Genesis Rabah 93:6 and 7, regarding a sign of Judah's anger: אמר רבי חנין בשעה שהיה יהודה מעלה ...