Early Jewish texts affirmed the universal fraternity of humankind, while asserting the importance of Jewish distinctiveness.
From biblical times to the emergence of Rabbinic Judaism.
Jews & Non-Jews
Israel Shahak's theory that anti-Gentile traditions have influenced Israeli policy is well known in both Arab and anti-Semitic circles, but Jews have yet to properly confront it.
The beginnings of this holiday.
The Sabbath was a cornerstone of the Temple service and of popular observance in ancient Israel.
The festival served as a repudiation of idolatry.
The focus is on the paschal offering.
The Bible, also known as Tanakh, is the founding document of the Jews.
The Bible itself is the source of the notion that Shabbat is a foretaste of the perfected world that is yet to come.