Leviticus on the Fourth of July.
The meaning of “nakedness.”
A desecration of what is most sacred.
The ends don’t justify the means.
A brief history of the etrog.
“After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do.”
Not just for the priests.
Putting an odd anecdote in context.
The law in Leviticus seems morally questionable, not to mention out of line with the Bible’s otherwise encouraging stance toward the bearing of children. What’s it really about?
Making sense of a discomfiting law.
Law and ritual must rein in passion.
It takes hard work to get to the divine.
Rabbis say “yes,” Sadducees “no.”