In the Torah (Genesis 28), we encounter a story of Jacob meeting his relatives in Haran. Jacob waters Rachel’s flock. He kisses her and breaks down crying. He tells her that he is Rebekah’s son. Rebekah was her aunt. When Rachel realizes that he is her relative from Canaan, she does something many modern readers do not understand. In Bereshit, in Gen 29:12, the Torah texts says that Rachel vetaratz vataged leaviah, “she ran, and she told her father.”


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