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Righteous People Don't Need Pillars of Stone

By Rabbi Michael Skobac

Jacob set up a monument over her grave; it is the monument of Rachel's grave until today" (Genesis 35:20).

The text doesn't say that this was the monument for Rachel, only the monument of her grave. Rachel herself didn't need a monument. Righteous men and women don't need pillars of stone to perpetuate their memory - their words and their deeds are their memorial. (Chomat Aish)

By Rabbi Michael Skobac


Rabbi Michael Skobac had been involved with Jews for Judaism (Canada) since 1989 and currently serves as its Director of Education and Counselling. He is a leading authority on missionaries, cults and issues relating to Jewish continuity and Jewish spirituality. Rabbi Skobac's publications include Missionary Impossible; Counter-Missionary Survival Guide; The DaVinci Code: A Jewish Perspetive; and Intermarriage: Is There Ligth at teh End of the Tunnel?


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Republished by Angelique Sijbolts with permission for the Noahide Academy.

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