As I am still with my thoughts in Hadassah synagogue and the 12 beautiful stained glass windows, I dedicate this post to Issachar, a son of Jacob whom we don't know very well.
Wikipedia says:"In classical rabbinical literature, it is stated that Issachar was born on the fourth of Av, and lived 122 years. Torah states that Issachar had four sons, who were born in Canaan and migrated with him to Egypt with their descendants remaining there until the Exodus".
This Chagall window represents the blessing of Jacob for Issachar: " Issachar is a strong ass lying down between the sheepfolds: and he saw that settled life was good, and the land was pleasant; he put his shoulder to the burden, and became a slave under forced labour".
Issachar/Yissachar was, according to the Book of Genesis, a son of Jacob and Leah (the fifth son of Leah, and ninth son of Jacob).
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