A “jot” makes all the difference.
“For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord.”
A sign of the north’s domination of the south.
With an exegesis of the Tanakh’s final verses.
Changing the past.
Ancient Israelite authors “totally eclipsed their neighbors.”
Excavations in Ethiopia may shed some light on the biblical story.
A bat mitzvah after a massacre.
When the kings of Judah were vassals of Assyria.
Isaac, Ishmael, . . . and Fatimah.
The Hebrew Bible’s conception of evil.
Jewish history has not always been characterized by laughter, but in Genesis it evokes the freedom and joy of a life in partnership with God.
What a pair of parallel stories tells us about gratitude and awe.
A Jewish intellectual who bucked the general wisdom.