Understanding the religious impulses underpinning the American left.
Not always poetic, bur reliably inspiring.
The case of the mixed-up sacrificial birds.
Sacrifices are not bribes.
A new book upends the old story.
The few small Jewish groups that maintain the practice.
What does Jeremiah mean by “burn[ing] their sons and daughters.”
Was the Second Temple only for Jews?
The biblical commandments concerning ritual sacrifice mandate close contact between the one bringing the sacrifice and the animal being sacrificed; the ritual is usually followed. . .
The prophets repeatedly denounced their fellow Jews for worshiping at bamot (singular bamah), usually translated as “high places.” Yet other biblical passages seem to suggest. . .
A year spent at the Hindu equivalent of Yeshiva University teaches much about the similarities, and the difference, between two ancient traditions.
The discovery of an Iron-Age altar at Shiloh provides the first evidence of First-Temple-era sacrificial worship at the site that hosted the Tabernacle before. . .