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Parashat Bereshit: Summary

A summary of the first portion of the Torah.

Genetic Diseases in Traditional Jewish Sources

Rabbinic authorities have always been aware of heredity and genetic disease.

Parashat Noach: Summary

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

Avoiding Confrontation And Responsibility

Judah's plea to Joseph marks his transition into claiming responsibility and facing the consequences of his actions.

Parashat Vayechi: Summary

On his deathbed, Jacob blesses his sons and asks them to bury him in Canaan.

The God Of Isaac

As Jacob descends to Egypt he calls on the God of Isaac to assure him that this decision is correct.

Parashat Vayigash: Summary

With video commentary from BimBam.

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.

The Genome Project and Jewish Law

Does the genome project take imitatio dei too far--beyond imitating God, to playing God?

Types of Speech

Types of Jewish Speech. Themes and Theology of Jewish Speech. Jewish Speaking.

Truth and Lies in the Jewish Tradition

Jewish moralist literature sets a high standard of truthtelling, but one not without exceptions.