In a recent sexual abuse case in Israel, some religious leaders misused Torah to justify silence and complicity. Maybe a closer look at the story of David and Bathsheba can help us do what’s right rather than defend the worst.
There’s no greater source of wisdom
How does He spend his divine time?
In an age of super powerful artificial intelligences, will we be able to trust machine translations of our most sacred texts?
This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study dives into a foundational puzzle of the religion
The right-wing pundit spoke at Yeshiva University this week and said, ‘Transgender people are unfortunately suffering from a significant mental illness’
I’ve fought for gay rights in the courtroom and have seen same-sex marriage become the law of the land. Despite narrow interpretations, I argue the belief in God is not inimical to the concept of change.
How learning to ‘leyn’ Torah helped me connect with long-lost ancestors
As a boy, I feared dropping the Torah scrolls, or writing marginalia in other texts. But I overcame that anxiety once I entered academe, whose doors were opened by great Jewish thinkers before my time
Congregations die, and other congregations need their Torah scrolls
Creating special Torah coverings—often from discarded scraps of fabric—has a long history for Italian women
In an excerpt from Chanan Tigay’s new ‘The Lost Book of Moses,’ a historical detective tracks down what could be the original Book of Deuteronomy
The Book of Esther represents a turning point in Jewish history: the demonization of the Jews
Female artists reinterpret scripture as part of the exhibit ‘Women of the Book’
Smuggled to Brazil from Germany in 1939, the scroll was donated to Kehilat Shanghai and used during Rosh Hashanah services in the former Ohel Moishe synagogue
The festive holiday now overshadows Shemini Atzeret, which has biblical roots
Jewish Museum Berlin displays device that flawlessly produces Torah scrolls
The 15th-century chumash is most expensive Hebrew book ever sold
The Jewish world needs a place like Tablet where varying—even conflicting—viewpoints can exist side by side. Our times demand an engagement with big ideas and not a retreat from them.
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