Three times in Genesis, wives are "passed off" as sisters.
The challenges in creating a sensitive, idiomatic, and accurate translation of a classical Jewish text.
The cycle of sinning and redemption.
These writings, which fill in gaps in biblical texts, falls into two categories: halacha and aggadah.
Although the rabbis propagated the belief that rabbinic teaching went back to Moses on Mt. Sinai, many classical texts clearly demonstrate that the rabbis understood the innovative nature of their work.
The book of Job challenges the simple equation of suffering with punishment, by telling the story of one righteous man's confrontation with overwhelming misfortune.
The sacrificial system teaches that coming nearer to God requires coming nearer to each other.
Moses's brother helped lead the Israelites to freedom.
A righteous woman determined to have children.
Isaac's wife was known for her kindness and beauty — and deception.