Exploring The Bible
Rabbi Berel Wein and Yaakov Astor
Unravelling one of the most cryptic episodes of the entire Torah.
Why did God make the slavery worse before redeeming the Jewish people?
Our forefather Abraham not only taught the world about God; he taught us how to discover Him.
Does the one who brings death into the world deserve protection from God?
Our connection to the land has similarities to our connection to God.
When giving a thank you gift there is always the danger that our intentions may be to insure our place in the relationship, rather than express our gratitude.
Our passions can be directed to drive us to greatness, or they can pull us into the depths of self-destruction.
When you have more than what you need, it is natural to want to give.
Eve's desire for her husband is not necessarily based on her needs.
Cain thinks his problems are because of other people's choices, even God's.
What can you give to someone who has everything? The gift of gratitude is always appreciated.
What happens when something you make means so much to you that you view the wondrous creation as an expression of your deepest self?
Can we co-create with the Creator? Or are we just a tool He uses to create new life?
Eve's reaction to the birth of her son gives us insight into Cain's nature and motivations.
If it was up to you to sentence the first murderer in the history of the world, what punishment would you impose?
The connection between the story of Cain and Abel and the story of Adam and Eve is not easily deduced, but very relevant.
The story of Cain and Abel is not a simple scenario of sibling rivalry.
Even as God banished us from Eden, He bequeathed to us the tools we would need to make it in the new world of our own making.
Torah as the Spice of Life.
Desire can confound our perception of the way things really are. A biblical case study.
The boxer named Desire.
Knowledge and the nature of good and evil.
Which Divine voice should you listen to? The voice of God that comes to you in words, or the voice of God that pulses inside you, that animates your very being?
Forbidden Fruit and the assassination attempt.
Discovering the key to the deeper layers of meaning beneath the narrative.
The mystery of the walking, talking snake.
Mankind's undetermined nature, perched precariously between mortality and immortality.
Why would God want to withhold a knowledge of good and evil from us?
Beyond the Lullaby Effect: Reading the Bible with open eyes.
Rabbi Ari Kahn
The experience of synesthesia, where the Jews at Mount Sinai actually saw sounds.
Sara Yoheved Rigler
Sara Yoheved Rigler
Every component of the Exodus was meant to reveal another facet of how God is involved in the world.
Rabbi Mordechai Becher
Where was Abraham's own moral sense when he agreed to murder Isaac?
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Why does God reject Cain's gift? Doesn't He know that favoritism can lead to sibling rivalry?
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