Greater than Abraham.
The rewards of human kindness.
On the “stubborn” nature of the Jews.
The connection between the two isn’t obvious.
“Cyclical time is deeply conservative; covenantal time is profoundly revolutionary.”
Rosh Hashanah as described in the Torah looks very different from the Rosh Hashanah we know today. What happened, and what exactly are we celebrating?
The festival of Shavuot is less for doing than for thinking about the reason for doing and the purpose of doing—that is, about God and His commandments.
The book of Ruth, read on Shavuot, is a tale of moral goodness that also happens to feature an unusual number of laws (halakhot). What’s. . .