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Parshat Vayeshev: The Relationship Between Reuven and Kayin | Beit Hillel
“And Reuven returned to the pit…” (Bereishit 37:29) Where had Reuven gone that he needed to return to the pit? One view in the midrash (Bereishit Rabba 84:19) states that he was busy with his sackcloth and fasting while engaged in repentance. Presumably, Reuven repents for the sin he committed involving Bilhah (Bereishit 35:22). Thus, …