Prayer isn’t the same across religions.
And why a dominant academic theory about Judaism’s origins might be wrong.
The Jewish approach to leadership is an unusual combination of realism and idealism.
Along with the world’s oldest basket.
Rooted in God’s voluntary covenant with Israel.
The precursor to the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Being at home in time.
Why does Moses order every Levite to practice fratricide?
And its profound theological relevance.
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?
The harsh one.
One cannot exaggerate the importance of the Bible’s novel—even revolutionary—teaching about the outsider who lives among the Israelites.
Defending Israeli archaeology from perverse slanders.