Hebrew Art - The Judaica Art of Adam Rhine

Rachel the Matriarch
"Rachel the Matriarch"
Watercolor and Colored Pencil on Watercolor Paper

"Ya’akov loved Rachel so he said, “I will work for you for seven years, for Rachel your younger daughter.” Lavan said, “It is better that I give her to you than I give her to another man; remain with me.” So Ya’akov worked seven years for Rachel and they seemed to him a few days because of his love for her." (Bereshet/Genesis 29:18-20)

Rachel, the more beautiful of the two daughters of Lavan, was Ya’akov’s true love. she gave birth to his eleventh son, Yosef, who became his favorite and received the birthright over his older brothers. During the birth of her second son, Benyamin, Rachel died and was buried in what is now Bethlehem.

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