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Field Study: Why Shavuot is All But Ignored Across America

The holiday is a favorite among scholars, but is it too abstract to become popular among all but the most engaged or observant Jews?

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Torah’s Story Up for Debate

No, not the one written inside

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By the Book

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

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Judge Dread

A haftorah of women and war

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Sundown: Gobble, Gobble, Baa, Baa

A gift of sheep, a controversial collage, and more

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Oldest Spanish Torah Scroll Sold

At Sotheby’s for about $400,000

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Costco to Sell Illustrated Torahs

Just in time for Hanukkah, or Christmas

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Sundown: Larry David Goes Native

Plus saving the earth from synagogues, an identity musical, and more

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Female Trouble

Alicia Jo Rabins writes indie rock ballads about biblical bad girls

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Inscribed

A museum puts the act of Torah creation in full view

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Midrash Manicurist

An aspiring rabbi interprets the Torah on her fingernails

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A Graphic Take on ‘Genesis’

From Robert Crumb, with a little help from Robert Alter

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Forget About It

A Torah portion of war and remembrance

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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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Spielberg’s Path

From directing sharks to donating a Torah

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Mad as Hell

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

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The Real Housewives of the Bible

Numbers 4:21-7:89

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Drowning in Numbers

Moses, Madoff, and the comforts of counting

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All You Need Is Hate

Relationship advice from an angry God

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Don’t Stop Believing

The good lessons in this week’s Torah portion, and Jack Black’s advice on what to do with the bad lessons.

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God’s Zagat

Dining with the Deity has its own rules

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Communication Breakdown

Why the Lord is no David Lynch

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Memo From the Mount

Some advice on leadership from the original man in charge

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A Man’s Got To Do

Ernest Shackleton, Moses and the brilliance of failing

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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