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Theodical arguments from Bereshit Rabbah 69:5 - why are they rarely if ever used?

I seem to remember this being at least part of subject of a book by Rabbi Adin Even Yisroel Steinsaltz, A”H, called, “The Long Shorter Way”. I can’t recall if he actually quoted the source you are ...
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Wasn't Yaakov afraid to create envy between Ephraim and Menashe?

To me the question is backward. Of course this was a crazy dangerous thing to do, and that was what drew Yosef's panicked reaction, literally grabbing his father's hand: No, Tattie! Don't you remember ...
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Wasn't Yaakov afraid to create envy between Ephraim and Menashe?

The Patriarch's were not always the greatest fathers. Abraham didn't seem equipped to deal with Sarah's jealousy over Hagar and Ishmael. Isaac therefore didn't know how to handle Jacob and Esau, which ...
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Wasn't Yaakov afraid to create envy between Ephraim and Menashe?

I'll answer your question in the typical rabbinic style of asking another question: why did Hashem write in the Torah many times that the Jews are His chosen people? Didn't He realise that it would ...
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