For the Torah, humanity itself is a source of dignity.
A theory of “cumulative revelation” enhances the status of the rabbinic tradition.
What makes this ancient Near Eastern law code different from all other ancient Near Eastern law codes?
Precisely as prohibited in the Torah.
A new book argues that the Hebrew Bible has a distinct and consistent intellectual tradition. The author joins us to explain.
A leading professor explains how the two can coexist properly.
The case of the leprous house.
Finding the rationale for the nonrational.
A Palestinian thief or an “inside job.”
From a 3rd-century synagogue to the Library of Congress.
Judaism beyond slogans.
Black fire on white fire.
A literary-midrashic approach.
As the latest attempt to draw universal ethical principles from the Bible shows, philosophical investigation of its text offers the prospect of great rewards—and grave dangers.