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?
A newfound fascination with exploring her religion brought a somewhat reluctant joiner to Limmud NY, a frenzied three-day festival of Jewish thought. Here’s her diary.
Alone among the Bible’s heroes, the prophet Devorah, my namesake and the hero of this week’s haftorah, didn’t need a man to make her complete. But what can a modern single woman learn from her?
Jacob’s ladder, the subject of this week’s parasha, is a lot like the great video game Minecraft
What Jacob—the hero of this week’s parasha—and the Tea Party can teach us about politics
An anti-Arab attack in East Jerusalem, and this week’s parasha about Abraham in Sodom
Stories of Abraham, the original outsider, and a young Israeli activist who followed his lead
An illustrated look at Torah theft and Torah protection
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, Jewish law, and the principle of binding precedent
Nonprofit pledges stricter authentication standards
The holiday is a favorite among scholars, but is it too abstract to become popular among all but the most engaged or observant Jews?
No, not the one written inside
Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Torah
A haftorah of women and war
A gift of sheep, a controversial collage, and more
At Sotheby’s for about $400,000
Just in time for Hanukkah, or Christmas
Plus saving the earth from synagogues, an identity musical, and more
Alicia Jo Rabins writes indie rock ballads about biblical bad girls
A museum puts the act of Torah creation in full view
An aspiring rabbi interprets the Torah on her fingernails
From Robert Crumb, with a little help from Robert Alter
A Torah portion of war and remembrance
A Torah portion of speaking up and standing out
For this week’s Torah portion, we invite you to share your tales of being brought low
From directing sharks to donating a Torah
A Torah portion of cries, spies, and revolutions on the rise
Moses, Madoff, and the comforts of counting
Relationship advice from an angry God