Jacob

Judah's stirring speech to his brother Joseph still inspires us today.
Tune in for an explanation of the gift that Jacob sent to the ruler of Egypt -- his son, Joseph.
Ruminations about assimilation come naturally to Jews in North America at the winter holiday season. How much should a parent insist that Hanukkah is part of public school celebrations that give students a heavy dose of Christmas?
I've never skied, and I never intend to ski. In fact, I don't understand why anyone does. It seems to me that the things all skiers have in common are the bruises and broken bones inevitably acquired in the winter months.
Jacob finally returns to Israel but then he waits 2 years before heading to his parents' home. Why did he delay?
When we hear the term "twins," we often think of two things that are alike -- twin beds, twin turbo engines, etc. However, as the father of twins (who happen to turn ten-years-old today), I can attest to the fact that twins are most certainly quite different from one another.
There are many Christians, especially fundamentalists, who remain convinced that the Book of Genesis establishes life-long monogamous marriage between one man and one woman as the sole biblically-approved form of marital union. This is a viewpoint shared by popular writers and even some academics.
In this video, I talk about corporate culture while visiting Mulesoft in San Francisco. They were recently ranked as one
To specifically show how organizations are evolving from past to future I wanted to create an image that depicts the "Evolution of the Organization."
We must stop referring to leaders and managers as two separate people. And perhaps most importantly, we need to give leaders at our organizations the opportunity to be officially recognized as managers.
In this episode of the Future in Five, I share my views about hierarchy and whether it's a necessary evil. Many companies
We are seeing an amazing evolution around how we work, how we lead and how we structure our companies.
The Jewish people are separated into camps, tribes, and families. But G-d makes sure to send the message that each person is important as an individual as well.
During the emotional reunion of Jacob and Joseph, only one of them hugs the other initially. What is the other one doing, and why?
Joseph faces extraordinary temptation as his master's wife attempts to seduce him. His father's image saves him, foreshadowing a later heroic attempt by King David to save his son.
In Jewish tradition, the Jabbok symbolizes the enigmatic boundary between life and death. The far bank of the river, the locus of Jacob's struggle, is a liminal frontier shrouded in mystery and fear. But it is also a realm of transition and transformation.
Jacob gets attacked by Esau's angel after crossing a river alone. What was so important on the other side of the river to cause Jacob to face danger by himself?
Leah names her fourth son "Yehuda," drawing the name from a word meaning thankfulness. But why did she wait for her fourth son's birth before thanking G-d?
Partners in Torah brings you Harry's Video Blog and the always entertaining Harry Rothenberg. In this week's Torah portion, Parshat Terumah, the Jewish people are commanded to build the Tabernacle and the Ark while still in the desert. Trees don't grow in the desert.
Oh sure we may see spin-offs, reboots (probably in a different medium) and/or quasi-sequels in some form or another, but the five-part Edward/Bella saga will come to its apparent climax.