Jacob is a force for positive change in the midst of a frustrating material world.
We must stop being silent, sleepy observers of the AIDS pandemic.
Like our ancestors, we are all on journeys throughout our lives.
The emotional struggles of our ancestors can help guide us today.
Rachel and Leah's complex relationship allows us to imagine new possibilities for strengthening our own relationships.
Jacob flees to his uncle Laban's household and lives there for several years, marrying Laban's daughters, Leah and Rachel, and building a large family.
We should strive to emulate Abraham and Isaac rather than emulating Laban, who compartmentalized his values.
Laban and Jacob's business relationship teaches us about the importance of ensuring ethical working conditions.
How the rabbis tried to make sense of this strange dream.
Jacob's response to his dream provides us with two models of discovering God's presence.