by Nechama Liss-Levinson

Twins, Intertwined

That most intimate of sibling relationships

The two sets of twins most discussed in the Torah are men who are in jealous conflict with one another to the point of actual or impending fratricide (Cain and Abel; Jacob and Esau). They present quite a contrast to the stories of twinship in One and the Same: My Life as an Identical Twin and What I’ve Learned About Everyone’s Struggle to Be Singular by Abigail Pogrebin (Doubleday, $26.95).

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