Garments of Authority and Submission

This Torah portion (Vayeshev, Genesis 37-40) is full of clothes and head coverings. Reuben tore his clothes (Genesis 37:29) Joseph’s brother dipped his robe in blood and presented it to their father (Genesis 37:33) Jacob tore his garments (Genesis 37:34) Tamar removed her widow’s garments and donned a veil (Genesis 38:14-15) Tamar removed her veil …

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