Biblical commentary

How an illustrious family and interactions with Christians shaped the work of Samuel ben Meir.

Tamar Marvin
Nov. 29 2022 12:01AM

A medieval rabbi with “a love of language, dark humor, penchant for astrology, personal bitterness, and dour personality.”

Tamar Marvin
Nov. 17 2022 12:01AM

Moshe Maimon combines ḥaredi sensibilities, vast knowledge, and academic rigor.

David Farkas
Sept. 17 2021 12:01AM

The 11th-century rabbi balanced accessibility and sophistication.

David Berger
Aug. 4 2021 12:01AM

New approaches to Joshua and Judges.

Francis Nataf
July 7 2021 12:01AM

Samuel David Luzzatto.

Martin Lockshin
June 22 2021 12:01AM

From Charlemagne to Rashi.

Robert Harris
June 14 2021 12:01AM

Perhaps they weren’t so multitudinous after all.

David Zucker
Jan. 31 2020 12:01AM

Why did medieval rabbis leave so many hairs un-split?

Martin Lockshin
Nov. 6 2015 12:01AM

The anniversary of the death is thought to fall later this week.

Henry Abramson
July 13 2015 12:01AM

On the Book of Lamentations.

July 30 2014 11:09PM

Why we read the book of Ruth on Shavuot.

May 28 2014 4:11PM

The Song of Songs and the old men, filled with longing, who sing it.

April 11 2014 3:55PM