Tanakh

Huldah the Prophetess

Without her, we wouldn't have the fifth book of the Torah.

Job

A book that challenges the rest of the Bible by asking how a good God can permit so much suffering.

Faith Took Abraham Far — Love Took Him Even Farther

The first Jew is widely regarded as a man of faith, but he was also a man of deep love.

Deborah

A warrior and prophetess, she's the only woman in the Hebrew Bible with hard political power who is portrayed positively.

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.

The Shunamite Woman: A Model of Radical Empathy

Because she had a special relationship with the prophet Elisha, her child was miraculously conceived and miraculously resurrected.

Jonah

A story about prophecy and repentance—but not in the way you think.

Samson

He could kill a lion or topple a temple with his bare hands, but succumbed to the love of a treacherous woman: many wild traditions circulated about the first Jewish superhero.

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.