Can God Be Our King And Our Parent?

Parshat Ekev and Avinu Malkeinu.

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.

Women & War

We cannot condone the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.

The Torah and Capital Punishment

Is there ever justice in the death penalty?

Treatment of the Stranger

Our existential relationship to our ancestors and how we learn empathy.

Parashat Devarim Quiz

Learn more about the weekly Torah portion.

Tzedek vs. Tzedakah: Justice vs. Charity

Both are about righting the wrongs that are all too pervasive in our world.

Beit Dins and Sanhedrin

In the Second Temple period, a system of Jewish courts emerged.