Moses may have inspired any number of spirituals, but this earlier biblical character led a life that mirrors a different musical tradition
‘Did you know that?’
Should we continue to revere the works of Jewish leaders who act wrongfully?
Revisiting the story of Joseph and its resonance with the American immigration debate
How my bar mitzvah portion taught me about immigration and Jewish values—27 years after I first read it
Instead of preaching kindness, we should realize, as the Bible did long ago, that we’re all bullies—and that the best advice is to give in to that reality
Jacob, the hero of this week’s parasha, understood what really mattered in life. The Facebook Generation doesn’t.
Joseph, the hero of this week’s parasha, could teach Wikileaks’ Julian Assange a thing or two about personal responsibility
Israelis, as a new survey shows, could learn a thing or two from the Joseph of this week’s parasha
If we’ve learned anything from Joseph, the hero of this week’s parasha, we must demand justice for Israeli spy Mordechai Vanunu
The dark side of divine inspiration: one writer’s cautionary tale
Starting the Torah cycle anew and reckoning with Moses’ unfulfilled desire to reach the promised land
How to keep your kid from becoming a tattler
Or, with great power comes great responsibility
Some notes on the art of stating the obvious
Sometimes mistaken for an Israeli, novelist Danzy Senna crafts biracial heroines who try on and shrug off cloaks of identity