What Are You Looking For?

From the March 1997 Print Edition

In Genesis 37:15 we read the story of how Joseph arrived in the town of Shechem in search of his brothers and his father’s flocks that they were pasturing. Joseph had been sent by his father Jacob to Shechem, not just to bring back word about his sheep and goats, but, primarily, to give Joseph a chance, away from his father’s presence, to reconcile with his brothers and to mend a relationship that had been sundered after Joseph’s arrogant dreams and Jacob’s lavish gifts to Joseph. Continue Reading »

Where Are You, Adam?

From the May 1996 Print Edition

An angel came to me and told me that all the great questions are short. There are more guarded ways of saying this, but that is the way it happened. I asked the angel, “What do you mean, all the great questions are short?” and the angel said, “Look in the Torah.” That was it.Now every year, . . . . Continue Reading »