“Make your books your companions!”
And the struggle to teach the Israel-Palestinian conflict at an Ivy League university.
Not all Pharisees are hypocrites.
Learning to listen.
A book more serious than its title suggests.
In the Talmud, living for God is even greater than dying for Him.
An antidote to today’s censorious way of reading.
There is no sanctity without preparation.
Midrash as literary revolt against Hellenism.
Samuel David Luzzatto’s commentary.
Daf yomi turns 100.
Figs, grapes, and unconvincing explanations.
Trivializing Judaism’s greatest sorrows.
Why a “backwards” tractate includes lengthy discussions of the destruction of the Second Temple.