genesis

One Jew, Two Opinions

Did Rebecca have to do wrong in order to do right?

The Miracle in Sarah’s Tent

How the matriarchs' homes resembled and inspired the Temple.

What Does It Mean To Be A Blessing?

Blessings are not meant to flow into us, but rather to flow through us.

Confounding Conformity

The story of the Tower of Babel makes a case for a multiplicity of languages and cultures.

Genesis and Human Stewardship of the Earth

As humans and Jews we have a responsibility to take care of the earth.

The Power of Language

How Noah and the Tower of Babel both revolve around the use and misuse of language.

Alone In The Wilderness

Hagar and Ishmael are cast away at Sarah's behest.

My Wife, My Sister

Three times in Genesis, wives are "passed off" as sisters.

Haftarah for Bereshit

To complement the creation of the world, a promise of redemption.

Cain and Abel

Classic tale of brothers and murder.