Wives of our Forefathers


Why didn’t Abraham and Isaac want their sons to marry Canaanite women?




  1. Good question. Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch explains that the Canaanite people were completely morally degenerate and immodest. Such a wife would not be a suitable soulmate for their moral and modest sons and would not be appropriate Matriarchs for the Jewish People.

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