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What Happened to Orpah?

Question: What happened to Orpah after she departed from Naomi and Ruth?

Answer: The Talmud (Sotah 42b) says that she suffered such a spiritual let-down after leaving her mother-in-law that she was intimate with many men and from there became pregnant with Goliath, the mighty Philistine warrior who opposed David in the times of King Saul.

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Rabbi Meir Goldberg

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