Go west, young Hebraist.
Questioning “methodological atheism.”
The ancient Jewish historian Josephus is best known today for his Jewish Wars, which chronicles the great revolt against Roman rule in Judea (in which. . .
The Talmud comprises two different works, one (Mishnah) redacted around the year 200 C.E. and the other (Gemara) around the year 600. The latter portion,. . .
The rabbinic scholar Saul Lieberman, who died in 1983, was famed for his comprehensive knowledge of talmudic literature, his meticulous scholarship, and his synthesis of. . .
An Orthodox rabbi and a non-Jewish Yale professor discuss their personal paths, and their respective approaches, to the Talmud. (Video, about 2 hours)
Programs of Jewish studies in colleges and universities have added greatly to the possibilities for Jewish self-understanding. But they offer no sure pathway to Jewish identity.