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Rachel

Rachel in the Bible, the younger daughter of Laban, loved by Jacob, who serves his uncle Laban for seven years for the right to marry her. Tricked into marrying her elder sister Leah, Jacob served another seven years for Rachel, who afterwards became the mother of Joseph and Benjamin.

According to tradition, Rachel's tomb was in Rama, and in connection with this she is a figure of the mother mourning for Israel.

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Rachel (Russian poet who wrote in Hebrew)

Rachel, pseud. of Rachel Bluwstein, 1890–1931, Russian poet who wrote in Hebrew. She moved to Palestine in 1909 where she worked as a laborer. Her verse is simple and relates to the experience of Jewish settlement in Palestine and to the countryside itself.

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Rachel

Rachel. Wife of Jacob and one of the matriarchs of Israel. Her tomb is a place of pilgrimage, especially for barren women, since Rachel was barren for many years.

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Rachel (in the Bible)

Rachel (rā´chəl), in the Bible, wife of Jacob and mother of Joseph and Benjamin. She is one of the four Jewish matriarchs. An alternate form is Rahel.

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Rachel

Rachel •satchel • Rachel • Mitchell

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