For Tu B’Shevat, the 13 greatest trees in Jewish history, from the palm groves of Ein Gedi to a humongous, ancient sycamore in Netanya—and the burning bush
When both a father and his offspring are leaders, what’s the most ideal dynamic between them?
This week on Unorthodox, a celebration of an often overlooked, underexamined character: the Jewish dad
Jury declines to try NYPD officer in chokehold death of unarmed black man
Spielberg’s WWII epic alludes to Abraham Lincoln and Abraham the patriarch
They lie. They cheat. The treat their kids terribly. This Father’s Day, be thankful your own dad is such a mensch.
Talmudic rabbis debate the paradoxical belief in Jewish chosenness despite the evidence of Jewish powerlessness
A Talmudic problem: Abraham lived before the law was given, so how can his actions be used to interpret the law?
Inheriting Abraham, by Jon Levenson, expertly dismantles the idea of the patriarch as the father of three religions
Yoram Hazony’s new book bases Judaism on a naturalistic reading of the Bible, but it’s a stretch
What Abraham’s servant—the hero of this week’s parasha—and modern science can teach us about finding love
An anti-Arab attack in East Jerusalem, and this week’s parasha about Abraham in Sodom
Stories of Abraham, the original outsider, and a young Israeli activist who followed his lead
Reflections on a vexed relationship
Plus the one-state solution?, the doctor is in, and more in the news
Plus ‘Schindler’ lands ice dancers in 10th, and more in the news
Seventy years ago, a contentious novel scrutinized Judaism through the eyes of a young boy
With great power comes great responsibility
Genesis 12:1-17:27: Abraham, the original ordinary Joe
God & Co., Episode I
In Jenny Diski’s version of the sacrifice of Isaac, Abraham’s loyalty to God trumps love for his own family and becomes the ultimate betrayal.