Ezekiel: Prophecy as Performance Art

The fourth chapter of the Book of Ezekiel finds God instructing the prophet to perform a series of bizarre tasks.

What Texts Do We Read on Shavuot?

Special scriptural readings for the Festival of Weeks.

Haftarah for Achrei Mot

Jerusalem is a bloody mess.

Haftarah for Parashat Emor

Regulations for the Zadokite priests.

Haftarah for Parashat HaHodesh

Ezekiel presents regulations to be observed in the Third Temple.
Ashkenazic custom: Ezekiel 45:16-46:18
Sephardic custom: Ezekiel 45:18-46:15

Symbolism in the Bible

Jewish literature is rife with allegory and metaphor.

The Book of Ezekiel

The controversial Book of Ezekiel nearly didn't make it into the biblical canon, but it has had a lasting impact on both liturgical practice and mystical traditions.