A righteous woman determined to have children.

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Six months later, Tamar gave birth to twins, who were called Perez and Zerah. During their birth, the midwife, seeing Zerah's hand, tied a scarlet thread on it, but it was Perez who first came out.

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David Mandel studied at the University of Pennsylvania under Bible scholar Moshe Greenberg, and moved to Israel in 1970, where he founded Computronic Corporation, an Israeli software development company that specializes in biblical software.