“A fetus might not be a person in Jewish law, but it is a potential person, and must therefore be protected.”
The St. Crispin’s Day seder.
The Israeli journalist joins us to talk about his recent Atlantic essay on how when Americans look at Israelis they see a reflection of themselves.
The rabbi joins us to enumerate the principles of Jewish social justice, and to explain how you can differentiate between your own views and those of the Hebrew Bible.
Why does Moses order every Levite to practice fratricide?
Did Pharaoh’s baker use conical molds?
Does the preservation of the covenant depend upon repeated revelations and direct divine encounters, or are there more permanent ways?
God’s proposed covenant does not look to men of virtue or point to rule by philosophers or kings or prophets. The covenant is made with each and every person.
Why is the Lord so adamant about obliterating Amalek, and why does He make His intentions known?
This week, we look at the religious, political, and cultural matrix out of which Israel emerges, and the human alternative against which Israel will be defined.
Read along with one of our time’s great readers of the Bible as he works his way through the book of Exodus.
It’s what the Puritans did.
And for why it matters.
The author of our April essay joins us to talk about how to read the book of Exodus, how the Israelites became a people, and plenty more.