The Akedah, or Binding of Isaac

The Torah reading for the second day of Rosh Hashanah.

Challenging the Heavens

Abraham attempts to save the people of Sodom and Gomorrah.

Pursuing Righteousness

Changing the external to affect the internal.

Humility in Judaism

Being humble is one of the key traits that Judaism values.

Lot in the Bible

Abraham's nephew was one of the only survivors of Sodom and Gomorrah.


Abraham's first son also became the ancestor of a great nation.

Hagar in the Bible

Though she gave Abraham a son, she was banished.

Was Abraham’s Second Wife Really Hagar?

None of the commentaries questioned the legitimacy of the relationship between Abraham and Keturah.

The Activism of Abraham

The lives of Abraham and Job provide us with two models for confronting poverty.

Sarah and the Akedah

A mother's response to the near-death of her son