Icon of St. Rachel the Righteous - (1RA23)

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Righteous Rachel the wife of the Patriarch Jacob

Commemorated on the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ 

Righteous Rachel was a Biblical figure of the Old Testament best known for her infertility. Rachel was the favorite of Jacob's two wives, and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin, two of the twelve progenitors of the tribes of Israel. Rachel's father was Laban. Her older sister was Leah, Jacob's first wife. Her aunt Rebekah was Jacob's mother.