And why a dominant academic theory about Judaism’s origins might be wrong.
The mysterious civilization centuries before Abraham.
Not to feel any guilt, any troubling of the conscience, is a sign of our own moral failure.
An expression of God’s enduring compassion.
An Iraqi-Canadian bishop reflects on the Abrahamic legacy.
That’s what the rumor is. The truth about the ancient Arabic-speaking tribe is a little different.
Why else would he travel north in order to go west?
A bat mitzvah after a massacre.
Contrary to what scholars have claimed, the camels in Genesis are not anachronistic.
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.
And the ephemerality of political correctness.
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.
A literary-midrashic approach.