The Gospels were told by storytellers. If you know anything about the traditions of Judaism, you’ll know that oral storytelling has a large part to play in the written Word we have today. Moses was a storyteller. He wrote the
I have always been fascinated with the story of Jacob’s magnificent dream of the “ladder” connecting heaven with earth. Honestly, I have read that story more than a dozen times and feasted on it all week long each year. The thought of
Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you’re wondering if someone is upset with you? Sometimes if you believe things are not right between you and another person, your behavior changes dramatically and not always for the better.
This week’s Torah portion is full of intense, and famous, Bible stories. Between Jacob recently deceiving his father, leaving the nest, dreaming of a heavenly ladder, and the “love triangle” between Jacob and Laban’s daughters, there’s more than enough drama.
My mornings begin basically the same way each day. I wake up, usually assisted by my wife’s influence, and then before I do anything else I start to read from the Bible. I do this because it allows me to
“Calling on the Name of the Lord” is a skill that can take a lifetime to mature. In the Toldot, which means “generations”, we see how Isaac followed the example of his father only after he experienced life’s trouble on his own. Isn’t