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From the 12 sons of Jacob and the two sons of Joseph derive the Twelve Tribes of Israel. Ten were lost to history. The descendents
Tamar means ‘date palm’ in Hebrew: the unique, sweet flower of the desert. Tamar was the woman who disguised herself as a prostitute in order
Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai (in English, Rabbi Simon bar Yochai or Rabbi Simon son of Yochai and, in Hebrew, also known as Rashbi) was a
The Queen of Sheba is mentioned only briefly in the Bible, in the Book of Kings. Nonetheless, she has become a household name. The Queen
Sarah is the name that was given to the wife of Abraham, after he chose her as the mother of all the Jewish people. She
Ruth was not of the tribe of Israel, but from the Moabite nation. The Moabites were enemies of the Israelites; nonetheless, this did not stop
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