Henna and elaborate headdresses.
“Race and other dividing factors should be of no consequence to us as Jews.”
Isaac, Ishmael, . . . and Fatimah.
The Sabbath is universal, but the holidays speak to Jewish particularity.
The Hebrew Bible’s conception of evil.
It’s not about the tension between human moral sensibilities and divine command.
Feelings of awe, and dependence on God, are not the same as devotion.
Jewish history has not always been characterized by laughter, but in Genesis it evokes the freedom and joy of a life in partnership with God.
What a pair of parallel stories tells us about gratitude and awe.
A Jewish intellectual who bucked the general wisdom.
He understood his adopted country’s potential, and its vulnerabilities.