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Leah is a figure found in the Book of Genesis. She was the older sister of Rachel and the daughter of Laban, who was the
From a psychological perspective, the story of Joseph portrays the pitfalls of sibling rivalry. Yet there is a deeper message to the tale. Joseph was
Jezebel was the wife of King Ahab, who was said to be the most evil of all the kings of Israel before him. The story
At the turn of the last century, Jewish immigrants from Europe mixed in New York and Chicago with black immigrants from the Deep South. Soon
The third of the patriarchs, son of Isaac and father of the 12 tribes, Jacob was also the man who wrestled with God in a
Decision-makers in Jerusalem have always compensated for Israel’s numerical disadvantage vis a vis its enemies by creating an excellent intelligence service. Many individual spies have
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Some fight courageously on the battlefield. Others take huge risks for a just cause. And then there are
Hannah means ‘graciousness’, a name that suggests delicacy and a compassionate character. Hannah, whose story is part of the Book of Samuel, changed the face
Anne Frank and her family hid from Nazi persecution of the Jews during World War II in a secret annexe above an Amsterdam warehouse. Her
Jews and cinema were a 20th Century love affair. Jews remain prominent producers and directors. Less well known is the fact that many film actors
In Hebrew, Esther means ‘Hidden One’. In Jewish tradition, the Book of Esther is retold every year during the festival of Purim. Queen Esther is
Ever since Asaf haRofeh (‘Asaf the Physician’) published his 7th century Book of Remedies in Hebrew, Jews have been famous throughout the Mediterranean for their