He is still full of hope, and so—in replying to those who would misunderstand me and my method of reading the Bible—am I.
It’s not that they were exceptionally sophisticated or tolerant, as one popular recent article would have it—it’s that they lived surrounded by people who raised pigs.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews have been one of the hardest-hit groups in Israel and elsewhere. Why?
Read to its tragic depths, the Bible suggests that the last, cruelest laugh is always on God.
Some Jews who swear by yoga refer to it as akin to Kabbalah in its more mystical teachings and hence in some sense already “Jewish.” Others, not.
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?