Richard Elliott Friedman

Richard Elliott Friedman is Katzin Professor of Jewish Civilization at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of several books, including The Bible with Sources Revealed, Commentary on the Torah, Who Wrote the Bible? and The Hidden Face of God.

A Family's Chain of Suffering - And a Solution

D'Var Torah By: Richard Elliott Friedman

December 24, 2014
Many scholars treat the Joseph story as separate from the rest of Genesis. They talk about the "Joseph novella." This is wrong. It's wrong from the point of view of critical scholarship: The Joseph story is derived from the same two source works as the stories that come before and...