Moses inaugurated Jewish national independence. The prophet Jeremiah comes to oversee its collapse.
Bruriah is the only female cited repeatedly as a religious authority, and rarely shown in the roles the Talmud generally associates with women. Who was she?
The Tomb has become a shrine for thousands of pilgrims, just as Rachel herself has become the religion’s ultimate matriarch. Why?
Josiah left a permanent stamp on Judaism, leading, for the first time in generations, an all-out battle against idolatry.
And what you need to know in case you ever encounter him.
The story of the three yods and other religious and aesthetic innovations.
In a worship service almost defined by its eloquence, Judaism mandates an unintelligible noise.
No judge is so great as to be exempt from showing deference to the judicial hierarchy at large.