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Ruth was not of the tribe of Israel, but from the neighbouring Moabite nation. The Moabites were enemies of the Israelites; nonetheless, this did not
Rebecca means ‘tether’ in Hebrew. Rebecca was the wife of Isaac, who was the son of Abraham and Sarah. In this way she became one
‘Rashi’ is an acronym for Rabbi Shlomo ben Itzhak, also known as Rabbi Shlomo Itzhaki [Rabbi Solomon, son of Isaac] in English. He is the
Rachel and Leah were two sisters in the Hebrew Bible. Their relationship deteriorated into rivalry and jealousy over the love of Jacob, son of Isaac.
The global Jewish population is aproximately 14,000,000 or about 0.02% of the world population. Proportionally, then, Jews have received an amazing number of Nobel Prizes
Naomi’s story is told in the Book of Ruth. She was the wife of Elimelech of Judah and together the couple escaped the devastation of
Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav’s appeal crosses boundaries. Many of his newest disciples are of Sephardi descent, and secular artists as well as Orthodox seekers find
WOMEN’S & MEN’S APPROACHES TO THE TORAH Historical There has been a tradition of Torah teaching and learning by and for men. They have come
What has been the role of women in the history of Jewish mysticism? Are there examples of women kabbalists (Jewish mystics) who were in any
Moses was the greatest leader of the Jewish people. His actions dominate three of the five books of the Chumash (Five Books of Moses, the
Miriam appears in the Book of Exodus, which chronicles the time of Jewish slavery in Egypt. Her name means ‘bitter sea’. Miriam was the sister
The notion of a Messiah began with King David, and was developed in the books of Isaiah and Daniel. Very briefly, the Jewish concept of the