Of all the forefathers, Jacob is the most difficult patriarch to understand. Join us as we take a fresh look at one of the Bible’s most familiar characters, and discover how our perspective might change on how we view this figure, important to both Jews and Christians alike.
Isaac was the second patriarch of the Jewish Bible. He was the son of a promise - God's promise that Abraham would have a child to carry on his mission. Isaac was also the receiver of a promise -the recipient of the very same promise that God gave to Abraham regarding the land of Canaan.
Abraham's belief about one God who is Father of us all - monotheism - was not widely recognized during his lifetime. His ideals and values form the basis of the civilized world today. Learn more about Abraham, the first of the avot, the patriarchs.
Rachel, always mentioned as the third matriarch of Israel, had much in common with her predecessors, Sarah and Rebekah. Discover the significance of Rachel's final resting place and of her defining characteristic — great compassion in this study of Israel's four great matriarchs.
In this month's Limmud, we will study Rebekah's character and her life story as recorded in the Bible. We will discover why Rebekah was chosen to enter the family of Abraham, what we can learn from her, and what she contributed to Israel — and to us— as a lasting legacy.
In this month's Limmud, we begin with the first Matriarch, Sarah. It is my hope that as we deeply study Sarah – her character, her flaws, and her triumphs – you will be inspired and learn new lessons to integrate into your own life.
In this month's , we will continue our study of God's covenants and explore the eternal covenant that God established with Abraham. We will learn why God chose Abraham, the significance of his unique relationship with God, and how this covenant relates to us today.