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By the Numbers

Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress this week, filled with falsehoods and untruths, defies the spirit of this week’s parasha, which urges us to be diligent with numbers and facts

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No Bull

This week’s parasha, telling of the strange and inexplicable deaths of Aaron’s sons, is an excellent primer on truth, lies, bunk, and the crucial differences among them

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Thumbs Up

This week’s parasha, an exhaustive account of ritualistic slaughter, can teach us a lot about video games, a medium governed entirely by the mechanics of prescribed motions

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Man Bites Dog

This week’s parasha—a careful account of the ritualistic sacrifice of animals—has much to teach us about animals, compassion, forgiveness, and Michael Vick

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Against Accountability

In this week’s parasha, Moses stands out as the epitome of accountability. But as teachers all over the country can attest, sometimes what we need is exactly the opposite.

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On the Mountain

Gutzon Borglum, the monomaniacal sculptor of Mount Rushmore, was an anti-Semite, but also the kind of wise-hearted artist praised in this week’s parasha

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In Defense of Bernie

Like Moses, who staked his place in history to defend his people after the Golden Calf debacle, Madoff, too, realized that the true value of money isn’t always what it seems

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Built to Last

God wants his people to build opulently, as he instructs Moses in this week’s parasha. While today they mostly don’t, there’s always Ralph Lauren, who built a new Beaux Arts mansion in New York.

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High Noon

If Jews want to influence the public conversation, they must heed the lesson of this week’s parasha—the one about an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.

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Ehud Agonistes

Ehud Barak should forsake his arrogance, take a page from Moses, the hero of this week’s parasha, and recognize that leading can require giving up power

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Mosaic Internet Law

Today on Tablet

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Copy That

Moses, the hero of this week’s parasha, knew about the importance of the public domain, in which shared stories shape common consciousness. But today we’re much more interested in private profit.

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Astral Prophecy

Astral Weeks, Van Morrison’s seminal album, is more than a masterful piece of music; it’s a cry for redemption that Moses, the hero of this week’s parasha, would have understood

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Stop Snitchin’

Moses, the hero of this week’s parasha, had his own code of silence. Like every self-respecting rapper, he understood that squealing signals a breakdown of social cohesion.

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Top Ten

David Hazony argues that the Decalogue is as relevant today as it’s ever been

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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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By the Book

Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Torah

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Everything’s Coming Up Moses

Songs from Tablet Magazine’s ‘Gypsy’-inspired Passover musical

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‘Exodus’ Hits Twitter

#Letmypeoplego

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Founding Father

America’s patron saint isn’t Washington or Lincoln, a new book argues—it’s Moses

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Dead Man Talking

A Torah portion of selfless acts and last words

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Brothers’ Keepers

A Torah portion of speaking up and standing out

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Humble History

For this week’s Torah portion, we invite you to share your tales of being brought low

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Today in Tablet

Modest ‘Blossom’, cups of Israeli Joe, and more

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Today on Tablet

Obama on Iran, this week’s parasha, Winnipeg Jewry

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Terminator Temptation

Power struggles, robot wars, and the difficulty of democracy
Numbers 16:1–18:32

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Mad as Hell

A Torah portion of cries, spies, and revolutions on the rise

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Blessed Week Ever: Stop Making Sense

At the intersection of imprisonment, Internet Week, and Moses

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Get Over It

The beautiful ordinariness of Aaron

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Time? Space? Continue ‘Em

Or Twitter and the Tabernacle