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Religion & Holidays

Secular faiths on campus demand certainty about questions that are too complex and too broad for certainty to be possible.

Celeste Marcus
Oct. 26 2017 12:01AM

Lekh l’kha narrates the birth of the Arabs, the Ammonites, the Moabites, and, of course, the Jewish people.

Oct. 26 2017 12:01AM

Not a hatchet job.

Yitzchok Adlerstein
Oct. 25 2017 12:01AM

The Book of Creation.

Tzvi Langermann
Oct. 24 2017 12:01AM

How rabbis lead from behind.

Oct. 24 2017 12:01AM

René Descartes, Thomas Kuhn, and the rejection of tradition.

M. Anthony Mills
Oct. 23 2017 12:01AM

“A disposition to preserve and an ability to improve.”

Oct. 16 2017 12:01AM

A little anxiety doesn’t hurt.

Shalom Carmy
Oct. 16 2017 12:01AM

Truth, fiction, and John Milton.

Marilynne Robinson
Oct. 11 2017 12:01AM

“A gut kvitl!” East European Jews once said to each other in the days just before and during the holiday of Sukkot, and many still do. What does it mean?

Oct. 10 2017 12:01AM

A passage that encapsulates the ethos of rabbinic Judaism.

Adam Kirsch
Oct. 9 2017 12:01AM

Literature from the secular mudflats.

Francis Spufford
Oct. 9 2017 12:01AM

What does it mean to be God’s chosen people? As Moses counsels the Israelites before he dies, their failure will have consequences—and failure is unavoidable.

Oct. 4 2017 12:01AM