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What are we to make of Jacob’s dream? Midrash Tanhuma interprets it as follows: ‘”And behold the angels of God ascending and descending” – these are the princes of the heathen nations which God showed Jacob our father. The Princ...

Posted on 17 November 2015, By Matt Plen

There is something inherently Jewish about the idea of a rebellion. To rebel is to form a conversation with the past, to continue to weave the thread of ‘l’dor va’dor’ into the fabric of our tradition, to propose something new. Bo...

Posted on 10 November 2015, By Chloe Julius

When Isaac realized that Jacob had tricked him into blessing him instead of Esau, he trembled with a very great trembling. He said to Esau, “I blessed him; now he must remain blessed (gam baruch yiheyeh)” (Genesis 27:33). The m...

Posted on 10 November 2015, By Robert Stone