The color white is לבן (“lah-VAHN”) in Hebrew. This is also the name of the “Lavan the Arami”, the brother of the matriarch Rivka (Rebecca), the father of the matriarchs Rachel and Leah, and the uncle and father-in-law of the … Read More

Genesis / Bereisheet

Genesis, the first book of the Bible, is “Bereisheet”. There are a number of different spellings of Bereisheet in English due to the difficulty in exactly transliterating the Hebrew vowels. Fortunately there is only one spelling in Hebrew. 🙂