By Rabbi Zev Farber Ph.D.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Sum of the Matter
- How Is It Possible that Jacob Mistakes Leah for Rachel?
- Looking through the Window: A Gendered Motif
- Rebecca’s Character
- Rebekah Ran to her "Mother’s Household”: Where Was her Father?
- Who Was Rebekah’s Father?
- Why Does the Sodom Story Parallel the Flood Traditions?
- Circumcision: Interpreting the Foreskin as a Defect
- Isaac’s Divine Conception?
- Akedah: How Jews and Christians Explained Abraham's Faith
- What Kind of Hero is Abraham?