Debate about this biblical story raises key theological issues.
Throughout history Jews have accepted some influences of outside religions and cultures, and rejected others.
Jewish literature is rife with allegory and metaphor.
Read during the week of Passover, this biblical text is an unabashedly sensuous paean to love.
The traditional--sometimes imperfect--Jewish version of the Torah text.
The Jewish passion to repair the world.
A portable sanctuary in the wilderness.
The father of the children of Israel.
Although many ancient abandoned hero stories survive, the biblical example of the story Moses has some clear points of departure.
A master Torah commentator who foreshadowed biblical criticism