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Category: Sefer Breishit

Yaakov: A Bitter Old Man in Pharoh’s Court?

by Dr. Leeor Gottlieb
Posted on December 9, 2016

How a Baby Is Made

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on December 8, 2016

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How is a Baby Made?  More specifically, what determines the future characteristics of the child?  One answer emerges from the story of Yaakov’s breeding of the sheep, an answer that seems to be endorsed by the Talmud: a child’s character is shaped by what the mother and father were thinking and doing at the time of conception.…

The Expulsion of Yishmael: The Problem of a God’s Eye View

by Rabbi Chanoch Waxman
Posted on December 7, 2016

Abraham’s Ninth Test

by Rabbi Francis Nataf
Posted on December 7, 2016

Don’t Just Do Something; Stand There!

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on December 2, 2016

In many ways, Yitzchak’s life parallels that of Avraham.  He travels to a foreign land to avoid a famine where he then claims that his wife is his sister to prevent her abduction and is subsequently blessed with great wealth.  He renews the covenant that Avraham made with Avimelekh, affirming his role as Avraham’s heir. …

What Did Joseph’s Dreams Really Mean?

by Rabbi Nachman Levine
Posted on November 30, 2016

Lemekh: Killer or Penitent

by Rabbi Alex Israel
Posted on November 30, 2016

The Vineyard and the Garden: Noah in Light of Etz ha-Daat

by Rabbi David Fohrman
Posted on November 30, 2016

Origins and Beginnings: Genesis, Law and the Redemptive Imagination

by Rabbi Dr. Tsvi Blanchard
Posted on November 29, 2016

Yehudah and Yosef: The Great Unmasking (Hebrew)

by Rabbi Yehuda Gilad
Posted on November 29, 2016

Contemporary Moral Struggles In Light of Akeidat Yitzhak

by Rabbi Yehuda Gilad
Posted on November 29, 2016

Did Hevel Have A Sense of Humor?

by Rabbi Aryeh Klapper
Posted on November 29, 2016