The Jewish Studies Blog

There are tools that are needed to mine the depths of the biblical texts. There are also many perspectives that enrich our study, like the perspective of first century Judaism. This site is one of those rare resources that provides both tools and perspective for the serious student of Scripture.

– Dr. Allen Mawhinney, A Retired Academic Dean, Reformed Theological Seminary

The Hidden Message

The Opening of the Eyes We are still in Genesis 38, in this strange and unexpected interruption to the narrative, in the story of Judah and Tamar. We are entering the most…

Unexpected Interruption

The Burden of Leadership We would be back to the story of Joseph now if the Torah itself had not interrupted it! But in Genesis 38, right after the sale of Joseph…

Shavuot: Longing For A Spiritual X-ray

As I’ve been preparing my post on Shavuot, the situation in Israel has been becoming graver and graver by the hour. Therefore, instead of a regular Shavuot article, I was led to…

Joseph’s Saga (3): God’s Plan Unfolds

The Dreams We are still at the very beginning of Genesis 37, that fateful chapter where Joseph’s story begins. I promised to show you how God’s plan unfolds – and the very…

Joseph’s Saga (2): God’s Plan Begins

What Did Joseph Wear? Last time, we stopped on verse 3 of Genesis 37: Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, and he made him very special clothes. In Hebrew, this…