The precursor to the Dead Sea Scrolls.
A rare example of ancient Israelite international commerce.
Something the American Founders understood well.
The Israeli intellectual joins us to talk about the ideas in his best-selling book on the revolutionary political teachings in Moses’s last speech.
And the message of the breaking of the tablets.
Taking Egypt out of the Jews.
Making sense of Maimonides’ contradictions.
No judge is so great as to be exempt from showing deference to the judicial hierarchy at large.
Does God command genocide in the book of Joshua?
A passage that encapsulates the ethos of rabbinic Judaism.
Rational and irrational hatred.
Ancient rabbis got it right; modern scholars got it wrong.