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Sarah

Sarah, Rebeccah, Rachel and Leah, are the four Matriarchs (Mothers) who built up our Jewish nation. Sarah was the first Matriarch, and Abraham was the...

Hagar

One of the most interesting women in the Bible is Hagar, Abraham's second wife, and the mother of Ishmael. The Arab and Beduin tribes claim to be...

Abraham And Sarah

We have told you many stories about Abraham, but not so many about his wife Sarah. But Sarah was just as great as Abraham. She had all the great qualities...

Abraham's Early Life

Very little is told in Chumash of Abraham's early life. Except for a few hints, here and there, hardly anything is told in the Torah of the father of...

Abraham's Hospitality

Beer-Sheba was like a garden in the desert. All around it, as far as the eye could see, there were barren hills or sandy wastes. No wonder the green, tall...

The Shield of Abraham

Abraham was 75 years old when G-d told him to leave his native Ur of the Chaldees and settle in the land of Canaan. Abraham (he was still called Abram...

Abraham, Our Father

Avrohom Avinu (Abraham Our Father) was born at a time when idolatry ruled everywhere. Even his own father Terah was an idolater, who, in fact, made a...

How many tribes of Israel were there and what were their names?

There are twelve tribes, originally the twelve sons of Jacob. Jacob married four women, and between them fathered these twelve. His first wife,...

Mother Knows Best

And Jacob left from Be'er Sheva and went to Haran.1 The Midrash Rabbah2  offers a number of interpretations of the phrase "And Jacob left...

Timeline of Jewish History

Chapter 1The New World [numbers on the left hand side correspond to the Jewish calendar which begins with the year '1' - creation of the world -...