Joseph and the Hero’s Journey

Parashat Vayigash, Genesis 44:18–47:27 When Joseph said, “I am Joseph,” God’s master plan became clear to the brothers. They had no more questions. Everything that had happened for the last twenty-two years fell into perspective. So, too, will it be in the time to come, when God will reveal Himself and announce, “I am Hashem!”… Continue reading Joseph and the Hero’s Journey

Sibling Rivalry and the Articulated Torah

My friend and colleague Seth Klayman led a group discussion last week at the Messianic Leadership Roundtable in Phoenix, on “Building Trust While Approaching Gentiles and the Torah in our Communities.” Trust was the theme of the whole event, and Seth applied that theme to the thorny issue of Jews, Gentiles, and Torah within the… Continue reading Sibling Rivalry and the Articulated Torah

Movie Review | Star Wars: The Force Awakens

I don’t go to the movies at an actual theater all that often, so I’m probably awed by the big screen and surround sound more than most. On the other hand, I’m not that awed by action for action’s sake. Film greatness brings together story line, acting, music, and visual beauty. For all these reasons,… Continue reading Movie Review | Star Wars: The Force Awakens