Abraham

Why else would he travel north in order to go west?

Gary Rendsburg
Nov. 8 2019 12:01AM

Contrary to what scholars have claimed, the camels in Genesis are not anachronistic.

Megan Sauter
Nov. 16 2018 12:01AM

Jewish history has not always been characterized by laughter, but in Genesis it evokes the freedom and joy of a life in partnership with God.

Oct. 26 2018 12:01AM

And the ephemerality of political correctness.

Oct. 18 2018 12:01AM

In his rendering of the banishment of Ishmael, the Torah reading for Rosh Hashanah, Rembrandt reminds us of the bond between Jews and humanity at large.

Sept. 7 2018 12:01AM

#ThouToo.

Daniel Ross Goodman
Dec. 8 2017 12:01AM

A literary-midrashic approach.

Jerome Marcus
Nov. 3 2017 12:01AM

If Judaism’s idea of art is one that can truly represent our frail, fallible humanity, then Rembrandt, who captured faces “without any attempt to beautify them,” is the artist for Jews.

Sept. 14 2017 12:01AM

The body, the soul, and the Jewish culture of fertility.

Aug. 15 2017 12:01AM

Can you imagine the person who bathed you and put you to bed at night tying you up one day and holding a knife to your throat?

Nov. 17 2016 12:01AM

To know the mind of God we simply need to know what it is to be a parent.

Jonathan Sacks
Nov. 11 2016 12:01AM

Noah, Haran, and the Torah’s message for those who neither believe nor disbelieve.

Shlomo Riskin
Nov. 4 2016 12:01AM

How arguing with God became acceptable.

Alan Brill
Sept. 13 2016 12:01AM