God’s Choices, God’s Mercy

Judah, the (surprisingly) honored one So, after we talked about Joseph last week, we need to connect some dots. I mentioned a few weeks back that Joseph’s father, Jacob, was called Israel by God. You may have heard of the “Twelve Tribes of Israel” – each tribe descended from one of Jacob’s sons. (I’m simplifyingContinue reading “God’s Choices, God’s Mercy”

She Laughed

Sarah in the Tent There’s an old Yiddish Proverb that says: “Man plans, God laughs.” Meaning, of course, that no matter how carefully thought out any of our plans may be, it is only God who sees all ends and only God who knows what the best course of action is for us. In Genesis,Continue reading “She Laughed”