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.
And the ephemerality of political correctness.
When Rashbam talked Torah with monks.
An answer to ancient Near Eastern mythology.
The biblical democratization of rest.
From Chicago to Jerusalem to Athens.
From a naïve confidence to an enduring hopefulness.
Of psalmists and sex dolls.
Stone structures in the wilderness.