Making Today Matter

Overcoming your name.

A Lack of Empathy

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

Transformative Encounters

To be a Jew is to be as Jacob: struggling, transforming, and inspiring to others.

Why Jacob Returns for His Small Vessel

Jacob views material possessions as essential and indispensable.

When Jacob Reconciled with Esau

Jacob is surprised to learn that even with estranged family members, reconciliation is possible.

The Path to Reconciliation

How do you keep the past alive without becoming its prisoner?

Why the Angel Asks Jacob His Name

By asking Jacob his name, his wrestling adversary challenges him to examine himself.