Through his experiences with his nephew Lot, Abraham learns valuable parenting skills.
The sequence of the six orders follows the precedent of Scripture
Sarah's death illustrates the flaw of attempting to impose perfect justice on an imperfect world.
The creation of humans and our variability expressed in Bereshit present us with endless choices and challenges for how to live our lives.
The rabbinic sages and later philosophers and mystics offered many ways to categorize the mitzvot and explain their significance.
A messianic vision.
The Haftarah (prophetic reading) for the second day of Sukkot
The Torah reading for the first two days of Sukkot
How can we unify the sacred with the profane?
Scholars understand the Torah to be a combination of four prior documents. The sum is far greater than the parts.
Literary, historical, and theological perspectives on whether the Torah is divine, human, or something in between
Liturgy, Tradition, and Change