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Building Name: Temple B'nai Israel (windows in storage)

City: Saginaw

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: Levi City Gate of Shechen

Brief Description of Subject: Simeon and Levi are brethren-weapons of violence their kinship let my soul not come into their council
Unto their assembly let my glory not be united Gen. 49:6-7
For in their anger they slew men
And in their self will they houghed oxen.
Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce
And their wrath for it was evil
I will divide them in Jacob
And scatter them in Israel
Second son of Leah-born in haram few references in Bible to him
Together with Levi – took violent revenge upon Shechen for violations of their sister, Dinah. Gen. 34 (story of Shechen, son of Hamor)
Children of the same mother- felt insult more keenly than other brothers.
Simeon kept as hostage by Joseph after first trip to Egypt.
Blessing of Jacob-he is reproached descendants doomed to dispersal
He cast Joseph into pit-depicted as enemy of Joseph Possesses great strength
Tribe closely affiliated with Judah-after rise of David
Symbol-Gate of Shechen slaughter took place there

Levi City Gate of Shechen
Levi City Gate of Shechen

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