At the beginning of this week’s Torah portion, Vayetze, we find Jacob on the run. He left home in the wake of the events surrounding his acquisition of his father’s blessings. Jacob’s brother Esau vowed to kill Jacob after the death of their father Isaac. At their mother Rebekah’s behest, Jacob left home for the […]
“Once when Yaakov was cooking a stew, Esau came in from the open, famished. And Esau said to Yaakov, “Give me some of that red stuff to gulp down, for I am famished”—which is why he was named Edom. Yaakov said, “First sell me your birthright.” And Esau said, “I am at the point of […]
God created us “to work and to protect,” to be responsible for the world He created. There is no greater expression of this mission than getting married and building a family.
As Jews the world over mark the beginning of a new year-long cycle of Torah reading following the holiday of Simchat Torah, a newer, unexpected group of scholars is gearing up to do the same: Christians seeking to return to the roots of the Hebrew Bible.
A short story describing a Jewish farmer struggles to make the desert bloom in the face of Arab hatred and European anti-Semitism in the guise of political activism.
A short story based on the weekly Torah portion tells of Avraham, an old Yemenite Jew, who comes to pray at the Cave of the Patriarchs. He meets a group of Emirati businessmen who have come to the holy site for the very same reason. A product of political progress, the men discover that the Abraham Accords are bringing a prophetic reality that emanates from the ancient cave.
Israel’s Independence Day is actually universal and Messianic, with an important Biblical message to the nations.
Despite Danger, Thousands Gather in Hebron this Sabbath to Honor Abraham’s Purchase of Sarah’s Burial Place
Defying the threat of terror and the stormy weather, thousands of Jews are planning to take part in the annual Shabbat Chayei Sarah festivities in Hebron, a celebration of the purchase of the Cave of the Patriarchs by Abraham.
Rabbi Tuly Weisz, founder of Israel365 spoke at the celebration of the completion of the groundbreaking new Biblical commentary, The Israel Bible.
I will be as the dew unto Israel; he shall blossom as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon. (Hosea 14:6) Israel Returns, an organization that aims to strengthen the connection between descendants of Jews and the State of Israel and the Jewish people recently brought sixteen young Polish Jews, many of whom […]