How a British Museum Curator Discovered Noah’s Ark Would Have Been Round

Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis

Torah-Writing Robot Speeds Past Human Scribes

Jewish Museum Berlin displays device that flawlessly produces Torah scrolls

1482 Torah Sold for Record $3.87 Million

The 15th-century chumash is most expensive Hebrew book ever sold

The People of the Book vs. The People of the Kindle

What happens when our libraries are purged from our homes, replacing spines with screens?

In the Talmud, Jews in Exile Are Considered Defenseless Before Their Enemies

Daf Yomi: The one protection God granted the Jews was to scatter them, so that no single enemy could destroy them all at once

Reconciling Modern Biblical Scholarship With Traditional Orthodox Belief

Who wrote the Torah? An unlikely group of Orthodox scholars has launched a website that gets to the heart of Jewish tenets.

In the Talmud, Minds Full of Torah Instead of Bowls Full of Sacrificial Blood

Daf Yomi: Could Judaism ever go back to now-alien-seeming rituals from before the destruction of the Temple?

Robert Alter Wants Us To Think More Seriously About the Bible as Literature

The scholar, critic, and masterful translator remains dedicated to uncovering the full subtlety and intelligence of the stories in sacred texts

Daybreak: World’s Oldest Torah Found in Italy

Plus an elucidating new report on the West Bank

The Other Torah

A new English translation of the Samaritan Torah offers scholars a different version of the sacred text

Why First Responders Are Jewish Heroes

Those who ran to help in Boston embody the ideal of ‘walking in God’s ways’

The Jewish View on Weapons

As we debate gun policy in the wake of Newtown, we should heed the wisdom of the Jewish sages

Judaism’s Central Sacrifice

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

A Different Voice

When a woman learns the art of Torah chanting, she realizes she is part of a new religious tradition—as well as a very old, sacred one

Conservadox

Evonne Marzouk, the Orthodox co-founder of a Jewish environmental group, insists the Torah holds us responsible for the earth’s well-being

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