Unlike the case with nearly every other Tabernacle fixture, the function of the menorah does not cease when the Jewish people no longer possess a Temple.
Against imperialism from Assyria to the EU.
Judeo-Christian ethics, the Ten Commandments, and The Ten Commandments.
Who has a child’s best interests at heart?
Evidence of a sophisticated government?
Like Rembrandt’s, Steen’s art reflects a tremendous effort to humanize Jewish figures.
“After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do.”
The message of the scandal of particularity.
According to the archaeologists.
While putting divine law in human hands.
Limiting observance to expressions of grief and mourning, failing to take account of the valor that defeated Hitler, is untrue to the full meaning of the day.
Moses, murder, and the Jewish psyche.
Two important new books on the Bible.
A rabbi’s reflections.