Jewish Texts

Reminders Of Love

Like Judah's approach to Joseph, the people of Israel must sometimes remind God of our unique commitment to one another.

Parashat Miketz: Summary

Joseph interprets Pharaoh's dreams and is appointed to implement Egypt's anti-famine plan, which brings him into contact with his brothers again.

Summary of Parashat Vayera

Isaac's birth, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the exile of Hagar and the ultimate sacrifice.

Parashat Lech-Lecha: Summary

Abram and Sarai follow God's call to journey to Canaan, where the covenant between God and Abraham is affirmed.

Feeling Another’s Pain

As God promises to accompany Jacob into exile, we learn that sometimes the challenge of being fully present and sharing in someone's pain is greater than relieving their suffering.

Parashat Bereshit: Summary

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Parashat Noach: Summary

A flood destroys all living creatures, aside from Noah, his family and the animals in their ark.

Parashat Vayeshev: Summary

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Parashat Vayishlach: Summary

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Educating Against Egypt

Through his experiences with his nephew Lot, Abraham learns valuable parenting skills.

Maimonides on the Six Orders of the Mishnah

The sequence of the six orders follows the precedent of Scripture

Where Was Sarah?

Sarah's death illustrates the flaw of attempting to impose perfect justice on an imperfect world.