God, You and Me: Ecclesiastes as One of the Earliest Works of Jewish Existentialism
The author of Kohelet wrestled openly and honestly with life's biggest questions.
“All Is Vanity!” How to Understand Ecclesiastes’ Famous Lament
The King James version of the Bible made this phrase familiar, but few understand its full import.
A Time For Every Purpose
The biblical book of Ecclesiastes offers a different way to think about time — not as a unit of measurement, but as shifting periods of emotion and action.
Ecclesiastes and the Quest for Truth
Approaching this enigmatic work as a statement of philosophy -- rather than an account of one man's search -- has confounded commentators across the centuries.
Kohelet: Torah for the 21st Century
The Book of Ecclesiastes may be the section of the Hebrew Bible most relevant to the way we experience the world today.
Must-Know Sukkot Words and Phrases
Key terms for the holidays of Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.
Samuel David Luzzatto (Shadal)
19th-century Italian scholar/poet who questioned authorship of the Zohar.
Despite the cynical tone of Ecclesiastes, it has been given a place of joy and honor in the Jewish cycle of readings.
Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Theology and Themes
What these holidays that follow Sukkot are about.
Traditionally read during Sukkot, the Book of Ecclesiastes grapples with the meaning of life.