The Family of Abraham: Part 20—Mandrakes and Poplar Rods

Today I discuss a couple of the strangest episodes in the story of Genesis: Rachel’s request for some of Leah’s mandrakes and Jacob’s taking of Laban’s flocks using—among other things—poplar rods.

Within this episode, I mention this video by Rabbi David Fohrman on Rachel’s reward (you can also see my discussion of Rachel in relation to Matthew 2 here. I also recommend this article by Scott Noegel on Jacob’s outwitting of Laban.

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