Bereishit Rabbah 58:2 “The sun rises and the sun sets” (Ecclesiastes 1:5). Rabbi Abba bar Kahana said: Don’t we know […]Read more
Bereishit Rabbah 56:11 “The angel of Adonai called to Abraham a second time from heaven, and said, “By Myself I […]Read more
Bereishit Rabbah 44:7 [Isaiah 41:5-7: The islands saw and feared, the ends of the earth shuddered, they approached and came. Each […]Read more
Bereishit Rabbah 36:3 “Noah, the man of the earth, began (va-ya-cheil)…” (Genesis 9:20). He profaned himself (nit-challeil) and became mundane […]Read more
Bereishit Rabbah 22:7 “Cain said to his brother Abel…and when they were in the field…” (Genesis 4:8). What were they arguing […]Read more
Bereishit Rabbah 93:4. Judah approaches Joseph, in defense of Benjamin. How does Judah’s approach transcend the danger and become a spiritual model for human connection?
Bereishit Rabbah 91:7. Joseph and his brothers meet after many years. He recognizes them, but they don’t recognize him. Yet maybe they know more than they realize…
Bereishit Rabbah 88:7. Joseph interprets the cupbearer’s dream in prison. But when the cupbearer is restored to his position he forgets about Joseph. But God does not forget.
Bereishit Rabbah 79:3. Job suffered, and gained wholeness. Jacob arrived home in wholeness.
Bereishit Rabbah 68:6. Jacob and Noami both leave their homes. The midrash sees their departure as a great loss. What can we learn from their departure about how we want to live?