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
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.
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
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, the hero of this week’s parasha, understood what really mattered in life. The Facebook Generation doesn’t.
Jacob’s ladder, the subject of this week’s parasha, is a lot like the great video game Minecraft
What Abraham’s servant—the hero of this week’s parasha—and modern science can teach us about finding love
Stories of Abraham, the original outsider, and a young Israeli activist who followed his lead
Thinking about Noah while facing hope and heartbreak in the kennel
A haftorah of child-rearing and redemption
A haftorah of strong emotions and long views
A haftorah of dark times and core beliefs
A haftorah of consolations and expectations
A haftorah of reporting and responsibilities
A haftorah of dreams and delusions
A haftorah of dire straits and new directions
A haftorah of joys and tribulations
A haftorah of unpopular decisions and profound prophecies