Approaching this enigmatic work as a statement of philosophy -- rather than an account of one man's search -- has confounded commentators across the centuries.
The Book of Ecclesiastes may be the section of the Hebrew Bible most relevant to the way we experience the world today.
Key terms for the holidays of Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.
Sages & Scholars
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
What these holidays that follow Sukkot are about.
Traditionally read during Sukkot, the Book of Ecclesiastes grapples with the meaning of life.