Discovering the key to the deeper layers of meaning beneath the narrative.
Forbidden Fruit and the assassination attempt.
Which Divine voice should you listen to? The voice of God that comes to you in words, or the voice of God that pulses inside you, that animates your very being?
Knowledge and the nature of good and evil.
The boxer named Desire.
Desire can confound our perception of the way things really are. A biblical case study.
Torah as the Spice of Life.
Even as God banished us from Eden, He bequeathed to us the tools we would need to make it in the new world of our own making.
Why does God reject Cain's gift? Doesn't He know that favoritism can lead to sibling rivalry?
The story of Cain and Abel is not a simple scenario of sibling rivalry.
The connection between the story of Cain and Abel and the story of Adam and Eve is not easily deduced, but very relevant.
If it was up to you to sentence the first murderer in the history of the world, what punishment would you impose?
Eve's reaction to the birth of her son gives us insight into Cain's nature and motivations.
Can we co-create with the Creator? Or are we just a tool He uses to create new life?
What happens when something you make means so much to you that you view the wondrous creation as an expression of your deepest self?
What can you give to someone who has everything? The gift of gratitude is always appreciated.
Cain thinks his problems are because of other people's choices, even God's.
Eve's desire for her husband is not necessarily based on her needs.
When you have more than what you need, it is natural to want to give.
Our passions can be directed to drive us to greatness, or they can pull us into the depths of self-destruction.
When giving a thank you gift there is always the danger that our intentions may be to insure our place in the relationship, rather than express our gratitude.
Our connection to the land has similarities to our connection to God.
Does the one who brings death into the world deserve protection from God?