bible commentary

A Modern State of Impurity

The Torah's discussion of the obscure condition called tzara'at tells us something profound about the human condition.

Who Was Nahmanides (Ramban)?

This Spanish Bible commentator earned a place alongside Rashi.

The Malbim

This 19th-century Bible commentator aimed to show that the teachings of the Talmud are contained in the Torah.

Samuel David Luzzatto (Shadal)

19th-century Italian scholar/poet who questioned authorship of the Zohar.

Isaac Abravanel

This medieval Bible commentator from Portugal and Spain was influenced by personal experience.

Hebrew Bible: Torah, Prophets and Writings

The Bible, also known as Tanakh, is the founding document of the Jews.