Yaacov

יעקב

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Yaacov is a Hebrew name that means “supplanter”. It is derived from the word “akev”, meaning heel, which reflects the biblical story of Yaacov (Jacob) being born holding onto his twin brother Esau’s heel. This name is significant in Jewish culture as Yaacov was one of the patriarchs in the Torah and the father of the twelve sons who became the tribes of Israel. Yaacov’s journey is a fascinating one – he tricked his father Isaac into giving him the blessings meant for his older brother Esau, fled from his brother’s wrath, only to later reconcile with him. Despite facing many challenges and obstacles, including wrestling with an angel, Yaacov persevered and went on to become a great leader.

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