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Judah and Tamar

Tamar's Extraordinary Risk: A Narrative—not a Law—of Yibbum

By withholding his son Shelah from Tamar, Judah sins against her. Powerless to oppose him legally, Tamar must resort to subterfuge to achieve what is justly hers, the possibility of children from her deceased’s husband’s stock.

Dr. Rabbi

Pamela Barmash



Judah Recognizes Joseph: The Hidden Factor Behind his Speech


Barry Levy



Who Was "Shelah Son of Judah" and What Happened to Him?

The history and geography of the Judahite clan of Shelah as portrayed in the Bible and in the extra-biblical Sources.


Aaron Demsky