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Jacob's fourth son and his eponymous tribe

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Why was Benjamin included with Judah?

When Israel was divided during the reign of Rehoboam, (2 Chronicles 10-11) why was Benjamin included with Judah instead of with the rest of the tribes?
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How did Judah commit to Jacob?

In Parashat Miketz (Genesis 43:9) it is written: I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him; if I bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever....
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Why did Yehuda/Shelah need Yibum with Tamar? She had a Chazaka

Why did Yehuda/Shelah have to Yibum, after all Tamar already has 2 of her husbands die, and even though we pasken chazakah happens after three times we pasken you only need 2 times for a danger?
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Various groups and individuals and their relation to a specific tribe

1.Is there anyone who attributes the tribe/kingdom of Yehudah to Sefardim, and the tribe/kingdom of Yosef to Ashkenazim (at least in the spiritual sense), as per Ovadiah 1:18? are there any pairs of ...
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What Is The Fulfillment Of Leviticus 26:35?

32 And I will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it. 33 And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your ...
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House of Israel Vs House of Judah

In the book of the prophet Yirmiyahu - he refers to both the house of Israel and the house of Judah. However, Israel (the Northern Kingdom) had been destroyed for over ~100 years. Take chapter 5 vs 11 ...
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Looking for quote from Maimonides on a widow wearing scarlet

I was recently reading up on the account of Tamar and Judah (re' her widowhood and whether she was considered betrothed to Shelah), and I came across a quote from Maimonides in relation to her actions,...
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In 1 Chronicles 4:39, Where Is Gedor At?

39 And they went to the entrance of Gedor, even unto the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks. 40 And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and ...
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Saul vs Amalek: why so few troops from Judah?

I Samuel 15:4: Saul mustered the troops and enrolled them at Telaim: 200,000 men on foot, and 10,000 men of Judah There are 12 tribes, so on average they supplied 18k troops. Judah supplied just ...
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Did the story of Judah and Tamar happen before or during Joseph in Egypt?

I don't know if this question has already been asked here, I searched and couldn't find it. Does the story of Judah and Tamar develop during Joseph's age to Egypt? If so, in that case the children of ...
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Can a signet ring be anonymous?

In Vayeshev 38:25 Tamar sends Yehuda 's signet ring, clothing and staff back to him, and requests he recognize to whom they belong. הִ֣וא מוּצֵ֗את וְהִ֨יא שָׁלְחָ֤ה אֶל־חָמִ֙יהָ֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר לְאִישׁ֙ ...
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How did people know that Tamar had engaged in prostitution?

ויהי כמשלש חדשים ויגד ליהודה לאמר זנתה תמר כלתך וגם הנה הרה לזנונים About three months later, Judah was told, “Your daughter-in-law Tamar has played the harlot; in fact, she is with child by harlotry.”...
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Why must Hezron and Hamul have been born in Canaan?

Genesis 46 enumerates the family members of Jacob that went down to Egypt with him. Among these descendants are Judah's grandsons by his son Perez: Hezron and Hamul. The peculiarity of this ...
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Whose blood did Manasseh shed in Jerusalem & why?

I ask this question based on the below verses that indicate that G-d punished Judah because of the sins of Manasseh. Are there some scriptures / texts where I can find more details? 2 Kings 21:16 ...
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Why did the tribe of Yehuda merit to have the king descending from it?

What special merit did the tribe of Yehuda have to merit that all kings would descend from him?
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How did Nachshon ben-Aminadav (נַחְשׁ֖וֹן בֶּן־עַמִּֽינָדָֽב) originally get linked to Tehillim 114:2?

In Tehillim 114:2 [MT], we are told after the Exodus that: "Yehudah became His Sanctuary, Yisrael His dominion (הָֽיְתָ֣ה יְהוּדָ֣ה לְקָדְשׁ֑וֹ יִ֜שְׂרָאֵ֗ל מַמְשְׁלוֹתָֽיו)". The ...
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Why didn’t Yehuda (or Shelah) perform Chaliza for Tamar?

In (פרשת וישב (פרק לח we have the story of Yehuda marrying off Er to Tamar and then perform a pre-מתן תורה version of יבום with Onan, who also subsequently dies. Which left Yehuda’s third son,Shelah,...
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Significance behind coat or upper garment in Vayeshev

There seems to be a theme in Parshas Vayeshev around a coat or more generally an (upper) body garment: Yosef's coat of many colors Yosef's shirt soaked in blood of a wild animal Yehuda's cloak as a ...
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Why the first ה in יהודה?

וַתַּהַר עוֹד וַתֵּלֶד בֵּן וַתֹּאמֶר הַפַּעַם אוֹדֶה אֶת־ה' עַל־כֵּן קָרְאָה שְׁמוֹ יְהוּדָה וַתַּעֲמֹד מִלֶּדֶת׃ She conceived again and bore a son, and declared, “This time I will praise the LORD....
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Understanding the proportions of Ta’anis 4:5

Ta’anis (4:5): זְמַן עֲצֵי כֹהֲנִים וְהָעָם, תִּשְׁעָה. בְּאֶחָד בְּנִיסָן, בְּנֵי אָרַח בֶּן יְהוּדָה. בְּעֶשְׂרִים בְּתַמּוּז, בְּנֵי דָוִד בֶּן יְהוּדָה. בַּחֲמִשָּׁה בְאָב, בְּנֵי פַרְעֹשׁ בֶּן ...
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Onan son of Judah brother of Er reincarnated in Numbers?

I finally got to Number chapter 26 and read this: בְּנֵי יְהוּדָה עֵר וְאוֹנָן וַיָּמָת עֵר וְאוֹנָן בְּאֶרֶץ כְּנָעַן׃ Born to Judah: Er and Onan. Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. Then I ...
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Why is it important to stress the "prostitute" part of Tamar's plan regarding Yehuda?

The Torah could get around easily without "incriminating" Yehuda, by saying "ויחשביה לזונה" for example or describing that when he's looking for her (with his fellow) he uses this term of a "...
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How did Tamar know that Yehuda will sleep with a prostitute?

Following the question "understanding-Tamars-plan", how was Tamar sure Yehuda will turn to a prostitute the moment he sees her? Needless to say how bad is the transgression and how great and pious ...
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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 that Judah/Yehudah would be the tribe that was not lost? Yes, I know that parts of Benjamin survived as well, ...
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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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Paternity of Peretz, with regards to Yehudah's act of "Yibbum"

In Parshat Vayeishev, the Torah records the lineage of Yehudah. Er, his eldest, is married to Tamar and then dies without offspring. The same occurs with Onan. Yehudah then has children with Tamar (...
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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 חמה ...
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Did Tamar marry a third time, and if so whom?

B'reishit 38:26 says: וַיַּכֵּר יְהוּדָה וַיֹּאמֶר צָדְקָה מִמֶּנִּי כִּי עַל כֵּן לֹא נְתַתִּיהָ לְשֵׁלָה בְנִי וְלֹא יָסַף עוֹד לְדַעְתָּהּ: Then Judah recognized [them], and he said, "She is ...
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What's the Meaning of Shiloh in the Last Blessing of Yaakov on his Children?

At the end of Genesis when Yaakov was on his deathbed, he called in his sons and desired to bless them. When it was Judah's turn to be blessed, Yaakov said: (Genesis 49:10) "The scepter shall not ...
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