Talmud

“Jewish tradition expects us to study opinions that we’re not allowed to live by.”

Micah Goodman
Jan. 23 2020 12:01AM

Some disjointed aphorisms may be a polemic against a popular philosophy.

Yaakov Jaffe
Jan. 16 2020 12:01AM

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?

Jan. 15 2020 12:01AM

Thoughts on daily Talmud study not conducted “in the spirit of a believer.”

Jan. 13 2020 12:01AM

Not always poetic, bur reliably inspiring.

Benjamin David
Jan. 6 2020 12:01AM

When studying the Talmud, one always returns to the page.

Gil Student
Dec. 20 2019 12:01AM

It deserves at least one cheer.

Jeremy Rosen
Dec. 11 2019 12:01AM

Even one that insists on seeing righteousness in ecological, rather than religious, terms.

Nov. 26 2019 12:01AM

The Bible bequeathed to the world the obligation of poverty relief.

Benjamin Porat
Nov. 7 2019 12:01AM

Rabbi Eliezer’s tsunami.

Beverly Goodman, Henry Abramson and Avi Shapira
Nov. 4 2019 12:01AM

The case of the mixed-up sacrificial birds.

Oct. 25 2019 12:01AM

Elisha ben Avuyah became a vehicle for exploring the agonizing conundrums the rabbis were too honest to ignore but too pious to articulate.

Aug. 9 2019 12:01AM