Monday, April 25, 2016

Omer 2016 Day 3: Rachel


Day 3: Tiferet in Chesed, Beauty in Love
We are introduced to Rachel, as with so many women in Genesis, at a well. However, unlike other women, she is described first by her occupation as a shepherdess, not by her beauty. We only learn that she was "shapely and beautiful" (Genesis 29:17) eight verses after Jacob first meets her, kisses her, and follows her home (Genesis 29:9). Her beauty is only an enhancement to a love that is based on something more.