A new “reception history” of the Book of Job is let down by its reluctance to choose among the work’s myriad interpretations.
This week’s Torah portion offers two separate justifications for Jacob’s long sojourn with his uncle Laban; they point to a tension in his own. . .
In his new history, Simon Schama proposes that words themselves form the focus of Jewish self-understanding—a suggestive thesis, but why does he miss so many glaring instances?
“As permissive as our culture is in almost every other area, when it comes to translating the Bible we’ve become stricter than the Dark Ages.”
Orthodox Judaism has bigger things to worry about than biblical criticism, and more dangerous threats to fight against.
"It is possible to relate to the Torah as a divine document without being bound to untenable notions regarding the nature of God and His. . .