The taming of the shrewd.

Leon Kass
Dec. 19 2022 12:01AM

The conservative patriarch.

Nov. 5 2021 12:01AM

“What’s purple, hangs on the wall, and whistles?”

Chaim Steinmetz
Oct. 25 2021 12:01AM

Lessons on the akeidah from two brain surgeries.

Oct. 22 2021 12:01AM

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.

Oct. 26 2018 12:01AM

If Judaism’s idea of art is one that can truly represent our frail, fallible humanity, then Rembrandt, who captured faces “without any attempt to beautify them,” is the artist for Jews.

Sept. 14 2017 12:01AM

Remembering Israel’s fifth president.

Marc Angel
Nov. 12 2015 12:01AM

Was Jacob born to greatness, did he achieve it, or did he have it thrust upon him by his mother?

Nov. 20 2014 12:01AM

How to understand the Binding of Isaac.

Nov. 6 2014 12:01AM

This week’s Torah portion offers two separate justifications for Jacob’s long sojourn with his uncle Laban; they point to a tension in his own. . .

David Frankel
Nov. 1 2013 12:00AM

Uniquely described in the Bible as “old and contented,” Abraham provides a model for giving way to the next generation that other biblical characters struggle to emulate.

Erica Brown
Oct. 25 2013 12:00AM