Which Came First: Abraham and the Patriarchs or Moses and the Torah?

A Talmudic problem: Abraham lived before the law was given, so how can his actions be used to interpret the law?

Our Abraham, Not Theirs

Inheriting Abraham, by Jon Levenson, expertly dismantles the idea of the patriarch as the father of three religions

Judaism’s Central Sacrifice

Yoram Hazony’s new book bases Judaism on a naturalistic reading of the Bible, but it’s a stretch

The Dating Game

What Abraham’s servant—the hero of this week’s parasha—and modern science can teach us about finding love

Roadside Rage

An anti-Arab attack in East Jerusalem, and this week’s parasha about Abraham in Sodom

The Enabler

Stories of Abraham, the original outsider, and a young Israeli activist who followed his lead

Fathers and Sons

Reflections on a vexed relationship

Daybreak: Bibi Tells World To Chill

Plus the one-state solution?, the doctor is in, and more in the news

Daybreak: Abraham’s Children Squabble

Plus ‘Schindler’ lands ice dancers in 10th, and more in the news

Child’s Play

Seventy years ago, a contentious novel scrutinized Judaism through the eyes of a young boy

A Few Good Men

With great power comes great responsibility

We Don’t Need Another Hero

Genesis 12:1-17:27: Abraham, the original ordinary Joe

Bound for Gory

God & Co., Episode I

Under the Knife

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.

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