The Purpose of Kashrut
Kashrut reminds us again and again that Jewish spirituality is inseparable from the physical.
Moses Rewrites History
Why does Moses change his story as he retells it at the end of his life?
Writing Women Into the Torah
It is time to do no less than to dress the Torah in the language of women.
Treatment of the Stranger
Our existential relationship to our ancestors and how we learn empathy.
Tzedek vs. Tzedakah: Justice vs. Charity
Both are about righting the wrongs that are all too pervasive in our world.
Ancient/Medieval Jewish History
Beit Dins and Sanhedrin
In the Second Temple period, a system of Jewish courts emerged.