Bible

The Torah’s Accessibility

The Torah was given early on--available to anyone who seeks it.

Inclusivity and Access

Reckoning with the exclusion of those with disabilities and illnesses from the Temple service.

Catch the Rhythm

The Jewish holidays can help those on the periphery gain access to the rhythm of Jewish life.

The Eternal Light

The sacrifices teach us about constancy in relating to God.

The Activism of Abraham

The lives of Abraham and Job provide us with two models for confronting poverty.

Isaiah 40-66: Return and Restoration

In Isaiah 40-66, the prophet(s) built on the theological paradigms of Isaiah ben Amoz (Isaiah 1-39).

Isaiah 3:1-15 A Commentary

Isaiah decries injustice by the elite against the poor. As a fit punishment, social order will be upset, leaving the people in leaderless chaos.

The Latter Prophets

The literary prophets had a difficult and often unpopular mission.

Abraham as a Historical Figure

What cultural, textual, and archaeological sources can tell us about this patriarch

Parashat Masei: Summary

The sons of Reuben and Gad have promised Moses that they will help the other tribes settle the Promised Land before settling across the River Jordan.

Hardened Hearts: Some Explanations

Medieval commentators suggested justifications for God's hardening Pharaoh's heart.

Ruth and Lovingkindness

Rabbinic tradition sees her as a virtuous woman who is rewarded for her behavior.