The ethical purpose of making a despised figure into a great prophet.
Jeremiah’s rivalry with a charlatan highlights the moral center of prophecy.
To be morally responsible, we must commit to the good in advance of grasping its requirements in full.
An impressive but flawed new book tries to do so.
Two important new books on the Bible.
People stopped hearing God.
Why did God stop talking to people? And did the Exodus really happen?
Or a reference to a unique section of the Bible?
The daughter of a voice.
Why didn’t Moses receive the Torah at the bottom of the mountain?
A common, but false, dichotomy.
“Calamity, catastrophe, disaster prove nothing. Anyone can foretell these things without risking his reputation or authority. It is only by the realization of a positive. . .
The most polished writing and
sharpest analysis in the Jewish world.