The Power of Language

How Noah and the Tower of Babel both revolve around the use and misuse of language.

My Wife, My Sister

Three times in Genesis, wives are "passed off" as sisters.

Haftarah for Bereshit

To complement the creation of the world, a promise of redemption.

Cain and Abel

Classic tale of brothers and murder.

Who Was Tamar?

A righteous woman determined to have children.

Rebecca (Rivkah)

Isaac's wife was known for her kindness and beauty — and deception.

Who Was Rachel?

The last of the matriarchs was Jacob's true love.

Who Was Noah?

The Lord say to Noah: There's going to be a flood!

Lot in the Bible

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

Adam and Eve

The first human beings are banished by God.