Poetry for Shavuot, when we read about Ruth, a Moabite woman considered to be the first convert to Judaism
The Good Book praises Blatt, LeBron
The Book of Esther doesn’t mention God. Robert Alter’s new translation shows that’s just one way the biblical text is unique.
Americans say that the Bible is central to them—a divine instruction manual for life on earth. How is it, then, a new book asks, that they know so little of it?