The Bible

King David: Four Relevant Takeaways for Today

As Yom Kippur approaches, here are inspiring lessons from this seminal figure.

The Jewish People's Blockchain and the Accuracy of the Torah

Long before the advent of Bitcoin, the Torah blockchain has proved to be robust and enduring.

Abraham: Altering the Course of History

Our forefather changed the way the world thought about itself, life and especially the Creator.

Judaism’s Unique Claim: National Revelation

Why is Judaism the only religion in the world that claims God revealed Himself to an entire nation?

Six Famous Questions from the Torah

Powerful questions which ring just as true today as when they were first uttered.

Women in the Bible #10: The Power of Great Jewish Women

What is the common thread that unites the illustrious women of Jewish history?

Jacob vs. Esau, Part III: The Next Generation

Joseph embodied Jacob's mission to the world; Judah embodied Israel's.

How the Mighty Fall

An excerpt from the just-published book, Wisdom for Living: Rabbi Noach Weinberg on the Parashah.

Jacob vs. Esau, Part II: Jacob Becomes Israel

Jacob, in assuming Esau’s mission, receives both a second wife and a second name.

Jacob vs. Esau, Part I: The Two Roles

Unravelling one of the most cryptic episodes of the entire Torah.

Ruth vs. Orpah: The High Stakes of Life

The Book of Ruth teaches us man’s enormous potential for greatness – and the catastrophic results if such greatness is misdirected.

Chumash Themes #23: Transition of Leadership: Moses to Joshua

A Jewish leader must combine bold initiative, with a deep sense of humility.

Rational Approach To Divine Origin of Judaism

Exploring Judaism’s unique claim that no other religion in history has made.

Chumash Themes #22: Tochacha and Teshuva

We all face a personal choice with world-resounding implications.

Chumash Themes #21: Wars of the Jews

The Torah innovation of “battlefield ethics.”

Chumash Themes #20: The Balak-Bilam Duo

Uses and abuses of the holy power of speech.

Chumash Themes #19: Korach's Rebellion

The secret behind the great rebellion against Moses.

Chumash Themes #18: Sin of the Spies

In Israel, the only option is to turn our eyes to the sky.

Exodus: The Unexpected Redemption

Why did God make the slavery worse before redeeming the Jewish people?

Chumash Themes #17: The Jewish Festivals

Unraveling the annual celebration cycle.

Chumash Themes #16: Pursuing Holiness & Love Your Neighbor

The entire nation gathers to hear about holiness.

Chumash Themes #14: The Tabernacle

Understanding why four full parshas are devoted exclusively to this topic.

Chumash Themes #13: The Golden Calf

How could the Jews seem to forget God so quickly?

Chumash Themes #12: The Ten Commandments

Exploring the earth-shattering events at Mount Sinai.

Chumash Themes #11: Splitting of the Sea

Jews go through on dry land, while the Egyptians drown.

Chumash Themes #10: The Ten Plagues

Unique lessons for Egyptians and Jews.

Chumash Themes #9: Moses: Prophet and Leader

Understanding the early choices that molded Moses into the giant he was.

Chumash Themes #8: The Story of Joseph

Sold by his brothers into slavery, Joseph rises to great heights.

Chumash Themes #7: The Jacob-Esav Rivalry

The physical-spiritual balance of power.

Chumash Themes #6: The Binding of Isaac

A seminal event in Jewish national consciousness.

Chumash Themes #5: God’s Covenant with Abraham

The forging of an eternal, immutable contract.

Chumash Themes #4: Noah’s Flood

Unraveling the cause of the Flood, and Noah’s preeminent role.

Chumash Themes #3: In the Garden of Eden

Reconstructing the drama of the tree and the snake.

Abraham and Healthy Spirituality

Our forefather Abraham not only taught the world about God; he taught us how to discover Him.

Chumash Themes #2: The Purpose of Creation

God created a world in need of perfecting.

Chumash Themes #1: Introduction to the Bible

Understanding the origins and purpose of the Five Books of Moses.

Women in the Bible #9: Esther

Revealing the hidden for all eternity.

Women in the Bible #8: Ruth

Mother of royalty, paradigm of humility and generosity.

Women in the Bible #7: Devorah

Instiller of faith, enabler of redemption.

Women in the Bible #6: Miriam

Instiller of faith, enabler of redemption.

Women in the Bible #5: Dinah

The power to transform evil.

Women in the Bible #4: Rachel & Leah Part 2

The two sisters build the Twelve Tribes of Israel, and bear a positive influence on each other.

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