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Introducing The Friday Review of Books

Liel Leibovitz’s weekly literary series

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We No Longer Live in the World of Talmudic Rabbis. What’s a Modern Jew to Do?

In the Bible, the rabbis had the most accurate possible description of the world—a flawed and limited cosmology

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The Rabbis’ Mental World

The last chapter of the first tractate brings modern readers back to sex, bowel movements, and thunder

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Christians for Palestine

A vocal majority of evangelical Christians are zealous supporters of Israel. But a growing movement seeks to align them with the Palestinian cause.

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In a Loop

Starting the Torah cycle anew and reckoning with Moses’ unfulfilled desire to reach the promised land

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Kosher by Design

How Michael Wyschogrod taught me to eat like a Jew

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Sundown: Maharat, A Rabbi, A Female Rabbi

Plus Eden in 3D, 36 months shall set you free, and more

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First ‘Jewish Review of Books’ Drops

A new literary quarterly

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Ricky Gervais Sheds Light on the Bible

In a colorful, hilarious take on Genesis

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My Generation

R. Crumb, Genesis, feminism, and history in the latest chapter of an illustrated memoir

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God Reports, We Decide

A haftorah of making worlds and taking sides

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A Graphic Take on ‘Genesis’

From Robert Crumb, with a little help from Robert Alter

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Not if You Were the Last Panda on Earth

God & Co., Episode IV

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The Meaning of Life

Must we learn the lesson only once it’s much too late?

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The Quality of Mercy

Or, with great power comes great responsibility

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Camels Can’t Buy Me Love

The Nahor Approach to Wealth and Women

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We Don’t Need Another Hero

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

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All His Sons

What Noah and his brood can teach us about the upcoming election

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Lookin’ Down on Creation

Why making stuff up is getting us down

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Preparing the Dead

A burial society’s life lessons