Emulating Our Multicultural Ancestors

While Jacob blesses all of his grandchildren at the end of his life, he singles out two in particular as worthy of emulation.

Joseph and Judah: From Neo to Post Hasidism

These two biblical brothers embody a tension that lies beneath the whole of Jewish tradition.

The Hidden Meaning of Karpas

The green vegetable dipped in saltwater at the seder alludes to the very beginning of the Israelites' slavery saga.

Descending and Ascending

Joseph's fall and rise teaches us that the last chapter of our story remains to be written.

Blessing Our Daughters

Why did Jacob not bless his daughters before he died?

The Story of Joseph

All about the famous biblical dreamer who inspired a musical.

They Remained Silent

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

Serah, Daughter of Asher

How the Midrash interprets Serah's role in Israelite history.

Self-Interest and Solidarity

There are many motivators for fighting injustice.