Law and ritual must rein in passion.

April 1 2016 12:01AM

It takes hard work to get to the divine.

Feb. 19 2016 12:01AM

Rabbis say “yes,” Sadducees “no.”

Rudolph Klein
Oct. 29 2015 12:01AM

It was damaged in a fire.

Whitney Harder
July 21 2015 12:01AM

Isn’t such behavior self-evidently wrong? And why the deaf in particular?

Shai Held
April 29 2015 12:01AM

The biblical commandments concerning ritual sacrifice mandate close contact between the one bringing the sacrifice and the animal being sacrificed; the ritual is usually followed. . .

Barry Kornblau
Nov. 21 2014 12:01AM

Does Leviticus’ famous command apply only to other Israelites, or to everybody? An examination of the biblical context strongly argues for the latter. 

Richard Elliott Friedman
Aug. 21 2014 12:01AM

If you want to be holy, says Leviticus, remember that you’re no man’s slave and no man is yours, and that wealth is transient. Then,. . .

Stephen Hazan Arnoff
May 9 2014 12:01AM

The opening of the book of Leviticus shows how Moses’ greatness stems in large measure from his humility.

Yonatan Sredni
March 7 2014 12:01AM

For two millennia, Jews have agreed on the identity of the four species of Sukkot plants; prior to  the rabbis, though, consensus is conspicuously absent.

Sept. 24 2013 12:00AM