Jacob favored Joseph above all his sons, and made him a coat of many colors. Joseph had dreams in which his brothers and parents bowed down to him, and when he told his brothers, …READ MORE

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. ….

In this portion we see G-d calling Abram to leave his home and go to the land of Canaan. So Abram and Sarai, together with their nephew Lot, settle in Canaan. G-d blesses Abram, promising him countless descendants, and make a covenant with him. But Sarai is barren. She gives Abram her …

Then the earth became corrupt. In this portion we see G-d commanded Noach, the only upright man in his generation, to build an ark to save himself, his family, and two of every living thing, for a flood was about to destroy the earth. Noach did so. After forty days of rain, water…READ MORE.

In the beginning, in this portion we see how G-d created the world out of chaos. G-d declared all creations good, and then G-d rested on the first Shabbat. The first human beings, Adam and Eve, lived peacefully in the Garden of Eden, until they disobeyed G-d’s commands…READ MORE.

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