Religion & Holidays

A new book argues that they weren’t, at least at first.

Yitz Landes
March 19 2019 12:01AM

Precious little, you would think. But actually, thanks to one figure in the story, quite a lot.

March 19 2019 12:01AM

Esther’s central question is whether the Jewish people will continue in exile.

March 18 2019 12:01AM

Sacrifices are not bribes.

Shlomo Zuckier
March 15 2019 12:01AM

A two-faith nation.

David French
March 14 2019 12:01AM

Isaiah’s puns.

Robert Alter
March 14 2019 12:01AM

Crucifying Haman in effigy.

Henry Abramson
March 13 2019 12:01AM

A fundamental misunderstanding of religion.

James Chappel
March 7 2019 12:01AM

Plus: the crisis of academic Bible scholarship.

March 6 2019 12:01AM

There were many more illiterate Jews in the Tsarist empire than we tend to think there were.

March 6 2019 12:01AM

Religions can hope to thrive only if they serve a purpose that is not met elsewhere in society.

Joel Kotkin
March 5 2019 12:01AM

A leading American rabbi speaks frankly about the future of his own movement and other matters of pressing Jewish concern.

Feb. 28 2019 12:01AM

Don’t go to a church that doesn’t “affirm” gay marriage.

David French
Feb. 25 2019 12:01AM