And find evidence of the continuity of the biblical text.
Why is it different from the Jewish Bible?
Making sense of a discomfiting law.
It sees rituals as more than symbolic.
A participatory theory of revelation.
For this 14th-century rabbi, the Torah’s laws were only quasi-divine.
During two exoduses, defiance proved better than comfort.
Isn’t such behavior self-evidently wrong? And why the deaf in particular?
And why this week’s Torah portion fits into the spirit of both days.