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I know there are lots of reason's why but What is the main reason Hashem made it so that we get blessed like them?

  • All those answers sound like excuses (Tiruzim), not real explanations. The two tribes are long gone with other 8 and are not famous for anything. I asked this question a lot of Rabbis, but did not get a sound answer. – Al Berko Nov 16 '17 at 20:22
  • @AlBerko Did you mean to comment on an answer below? Also, a tirutz means an answer, not an excuse. – DonielF Dec 29 '17 at 18:20
  • @DonielF Right, a better translation for Tirutz would be "a guess", an answer should be consistent with other considerations (like why not other brothers, why not forefathers, like for girls and more). By excuse I propose "you don't really mean it". – Al Berko Dec 31 '17 at 0:18
  • @AlBerko No, Tirutz means “answer.” – DonielF Dec 31 '17 at 3:54
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"main reason" ? that would depend on whose answer is being used. off the top of my head , 3 reasons given are

  1. The 2 brothers represented the accomplished Learner (Ephraim) and the accomplished BusinessMan , both of which are needed for a thriving nation.
  2. Ephraim represents the one who stirs up the nest, ie: trouble maker. Throughout Navi, Ephraim is the one either causing the controversy or whose name is used. Menasha on the other hand were uniters, the reason why Moshe picked them to split up and be half in 'Jordon'
  3. These were the first brothers who are mentioned who actually got along with each other even though there were reasons for them not to. (heard from Jack Almo)
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I have heard that it is to give us strength in Torah while living in exile, just as Ephraim and Menashe were able to grow up Jewish in Egypt.

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    I heard this idea from R' Rakeffet. He adds that in the Friday night blessing for girls, we substitute Sara, Rivka, Rachel, and Leah because they the inner strength to flourish spiritually even while growing up in evil homes. – Isaac Moses Dec 22 '10 at 14:54
  • Isaac, thanks for that treat from R' Rakeffet! Does he bring a source for the minhag of saying that for the girls? – Yahu Dec 22 '10 at 19:00
  • I don't recall that he brought a source. I don't even remember which shiur I heard that in, so it'd be difficult for me to track it down. Sorry. – Isaac Moses Dec 23 '10 at 3:46
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    @Yahu The NCSY bentcher – avi Dec 16 '13 at 16:11
  • This idea was also quoted from Rabbi Boruch Myers. – MTL Jan 5 '15 at 17:06

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