The majestic Lion of Judah


November 3, 2023

The first line of the Hebrew quote is from Genesis 49:9 — “Judah is a lion’s whelp; On prey, my son, have you grown. He crouches, lies down like a lion, Like the king of beasts — who dare rouse him?”

It is understood that Jacob refers to his son Judah as a lion.

First as a cub, then a lion, and finally a lioness. The picture is of a lion who has taken down his prey and now crouches over it, defying anyone to take it from him. Judah will be mighty and victorious and dangerous to his enemies.

The Kiryat Shemona Lion is one of five so far placed by the Jewish American Society for Historic Preserv...

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