Personalities of the Bible
The first Jew is widely regarded as a man of faith, but he was also a man of deep love.
How the matriarchs' homes resembled and inspired the Temple.
Parashat Vayera offers many instances of abuse towards female biblical characters.
The deaths of Abraham and Sarah.
Hagar and Ishmael are cast away at Sarah's behest.
When called to the Torah, converts get a special lineage.
Three times in Genesis, wives are "passed off" as sisters.
Though she gave Abraham a son, she was banished.
For Isaac, praying in nature was a crucial element of worshipping the Divine.
A mother's response to the near-death of her son