Jacob

Rebecca the Superheroine

Isaac's wife and Jacob's mother, the second matriarch survived a difficult pregnancy and engineered the future of the Jewish people.

How Jacob Healed His Family

Israel’s third patriarch was born into great dysfunction, but found ways to create the first cohesive family in the Bible.

Leah’s Improbable Optimism

The first wife of Jacob endured a loveless marriage, but her story is one of perseverance.

Abundant Love: The Wisdom of Jacob

On his deathbed, Jacob finally sees his children stand together.

One Jew, Two Opinions

Did Rebecca have to do wrong in order to do right?

Blessing Our Daughters

Why did Jacob not bless his daughters before he died?

They Remained Silent

No one ever told Jacob that his son Joseph was still alive.

A Lack of Empathy

Jacob's reaction to Dinah's rape is puzzling and disturbing.

Lentil Soup

A Jewish tradition that goes back to the Bible.

Who Was Dinah?

Was her encounter with Shechem rape or consensual?