Jacob finally returns to Israel but then he waits 2 years before heading to his parents' home. Why did he delay?
While Abraham's messenger is looking for a wife for Isaac, Isaac is looking for a new wife for Abraham. But why did Isaac go himself instead of sending a messenger?
Why do we need to hear about the sons of Abraham's idol-worshipping brother?
In starting the Jewish people, Abraham used his belief in G-d as a stepping stone to a revolutionary philosophy.
It was bad enough that Eve sinned when she ate from the Tree of Knowledge. But why did she also give some of the fruit to her husband?
How do we increase our chances for a good judgment on Yom Kippur?
Why is it so important to,put a smile on your face when observing G-d's commandments?
Moses tells the Jews to remember how G-d tested them in the desert for 40 years by giving them manna. But what was the test?
Their sin took place thousands of years ago, but the story of the spies still haunts us.
Before the first personal injury attorneys opened their offices, what happened to people who killed others negligently?
There is more than meets the eye when we sit down to eat on Shabbat afternoon.
How can we live up to one of the most famous and important passages in the Torah?
Instead of leaders, Moses chooses "youths" to perform the sacrifices at the base of Mt Sinai. Why?
The Torah uses an unusual word to tell us that Moses' father-in-law, Yisro, rejoiced upon hearing the details of the Exodus. Why; and what relevance does this still have for us today?
While the Jews prepared for the Exodus, Moses went to find Joseph's bones. But why don't we hear about that scene until the Jews leave Egypt?
Batman plays Moses in the new movie about the Exodus. Good casting? Or should it have been Superman?
Jacob is the first person in history to get sick just before dying. Why? And how should we relate to that scene?
What should we be asking ourselves as we light Chanuka candles, and why?
At long last, Jacob returns home. He hopes for tranquility but ends up with more family strife instead. Why?
Hanukkah is the time to proclaim your Judaism loud and clear.
Jacob hides his daughter Dinah so that his wicked brother Esav will not see her and desire her. That sounds reasonable, so why is Jacob criticized for this?
Rachel asks her sister Leah for a favor and receives a shocking reply. What exactly is going on?
The twins, Jacob and Esav, grow up together then go their separate ways. But could things have been different?
Last week's Torah portion ends with the triumphant return of Abraham and Isaac from the Binding of Isaac. This week's portion begins with the death of Sarah. How are those two scenes related?
By shifting a couple of commas, we can dramatically change how we view Noach.