The method, developed by the Babylonians and kept alive by medieval Jews, is known in Hebrew as the “secret of impregnation.”
The Ten Commandments tell us nothing directly, and little indirectly, about the proper limits of government power. For that we must turn to John Locke.
Though he’s now largely unknown, for many Europeans of my generation he was the most important writer of our time. Were we right about him?
Reubeni, Prince of the Jews, by Kafka’s close friend Max Brod, reminds us of the perils of elevating utopianism over the responsibilities of politics.
The point of the Torah’s rules on foreign brides and divorce.