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"Now My Husband Will Love Me:" Likkutei Sichos Vayeitzei

The Drama Behind the Name Reuben

1 hr 57 min

Class Summary:

This text-based class on Likkutei Sichos vol. 10 Vayeitzei (said by the Lubavitcher Rebbe on Shabbos Vayeitzei, 9 Kislev, 5732, 1971), explores the strange fact that while Leah gives one reason for naming her oldest son Reuben, the Talmud and Rashi offer a completely different interpretation for the name. Leah names him Reuben (which means seeing), because “G-d saw my pain; now my husband will love me.” But how could she be sure about that? 

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