Why are Jews Named After Judah?

PARASHAT VAYECHI: Yaakov says his brothers will "admit" to him - what does that mean and what can we learn from Yehuda?

The term for Jews comes from the name Judah, or Yehuda – Yaakov’s 4th son. (In Hebrew, too – Yehudim)

Yehuda was destined to receive the monarchy, culminating in the Davidic dynasty.

Why, then, are we named after Judah?

In this week’s Parasha of Vayechi, Yaakov gives Yehuda his blessing saying “Yehuda, your brothers will admit to you” – what exactly does this mean?

Watch as Rav Perez weaves the answers to all these questions, and more, together:

 

Share Button

Comments

comments