The commandment to be holy permeates every other commandment, fills in gaps between commandments, and infuses every human action.
Writing Hebrew literature in the 19th century was no simple matter, and those who did were the elite of the elite.
The pioneers of modern Hebrew literature took a cumbersome, unspoken language and created a vibrant literary tradition.
Leaving the world of the shtetl for an alluring modern culture is the primary theme of early modern Hebrew literature.
Overview Hebrew Literature. Jewish American Literature. Modern Hebrew Literature. Israeli Literature.
The commandment to rebuke one another teaches the importance of mutual responsibility.
The prohibition against interbreeding animals and plants raises questions about the kashrut of genetically modified foods.
The philosophers and mystics of the Middle Ages suggested an array of solutions to the problem of suffering.
At Sinai, the Israelites pledged their allegiance to God and accepted the punishments that would result if they betrayed God.
Sometimes there is a conflict between the mandate to save lives and the mandate to avoid health risks.
Is there something uniquely Jewish about the poetry of Jewish Americans?
A writer who used the Jew as a metaphor for humankind.