Sarah Rindner

 
About the author

Sarah Rindner teaches English literature at Lander College in New York and blogs at Book of Books.

Koraḥ’s failed rebellion against the leadership of Moses shows that a culture based on grievance cannot last.

June 22 2017 12:01AM

The law in Leviticus seems morally questionable, not to mention out of line with the Bible’s otherwise encouraging stance toward the bearing of children. What’s it really about?

April 27 2017 12:01AM

The great song marking the Israelites’ safe crossing of the Sea of Reeds is the Hebrew Bible’s only full-length poem recited collectively by the people as a whole. What is it really about?

Feb. 9 2017 12:01AM

The story of Joseph sets up two archetypes: the righteous dreamer (Joseph) and the flawed but penitent sinner (his brother Judah). Both have a place in the tradition, but one is preferred.

Dec. 22 2016 12:01AM