Ancient Israelite authors “totally eclipsed their neighbors.”

Robert Alter
Dec. 20 2018 12:01AM

What Rembrandt’s etching of Joseph and his family shows us about Judaism, and mankind.

Dec. 7 2017 12:01AM

The first anti-Semite.

Dec. 9 2016 12:01AM

For the first time in millennia.

Melanie Lidman
Dec. 7 2016 12:01AM

Nice guys don’t have to finish last.

Sept. 8 2016 12:01AM

Jerusalem Day reflections.

June 6 2016 12:01AM

Shakespeare’s thoughts on this week’s Torah reading.

Herbert Basser
Nov. 20 2015 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

This week’s Torah portion pinpoints the real grief in sibling violence: the grief that children cause their parents.

David R. Blumenthal
Dec. 6 2013 12:00AM

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

According to the Bible, Jacob “took from that which came into his hand as a gift to his brother Esau.” A hawk, or a falcon?

Natan Slifkin
Aug. 14 2013 12:00AM