The night before meeting with his brother Esau after an absence of twenty years, Jacob struggled with a divine being and wrested from him a new name, Isra’el (“Struggler with G-d”). The next day Esau and … (click to read more)

In the desert, Jacob dreamed of a ladder stretching between heaven and earth, with angels going up and down. In his dream, G-d promised to bless him with many descendants and divine favor. Jacob named this place Bethel. Arriving in ….

Isaac and Rebekah became parents to twins. Esau became a hunter, while Jacob remained in the camp. Isaac favored Esau, Rebekah favored Jacob. One day Esau sold his birthright to Jacob in exchange for some lentil stew. When…READ MORE

Sarah dies, and Abraham buys a burial cave for her in Machpelah. Then Abraham sends his servant Eliezer to his brother Nahor’s house to find a wife for…

One day three divine messengers come to Abraham and Sarah, telling them that they will soon have a son. G-d then tells Abraham that the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah will be destroyed. Abraham argues with G-d to spare Sodom, – if at least ten righteous people could be found there – and G-d agrees. ….