Tanakh

Introduction to Halacha, the Jewish Legal Tradition

Halacha, from the Hebrew word for "walking" or "path," is the rabbinic interpretation of Jewish law.

The Book of Job

The book of Job challenges the simple equation of suffering with punishment, by telling the story of one righteous man's confrontation with overwhelming misfortune.

Judaism and Justice

The Jewish passion to repair the world.

What Was the Tabernacle (Mishkan)?

A portable sanctuary in the wilderness.

Jacob

The father of the children of Israel.

Moses as Abandoned Hero

Although many ancient abandoned hero stories survive, the biblical example of the story Moses has some clear points of departure.

Abraham Ibn Ezra

A master Torah commentator who foreshadowed biblical criticism

Psalm 23

A new translation and interpretation of the popular Psalm 23

The Book of Chronicles

The final book of the Bible recounts the nation's history, but what it emphasizes and de-emphasizes is telling.

Lamentations

Eicha, the Book of Lamentations, asks important questions that address the theological crisis following the Jewish exile.