Israel's responsibilities toward converts begin with equal protection, but ultimately require the full integration of the convert into the family of Israel.
The different layers of the rabbinic discussion of conversion reveal the beginnings of a transformation from a citizenship ritual to a theological initiation rite.
The Passover debate surrounding rice, millet, corn and legumes.
Jewish texts have much to say on this subject.
The bread of poverty has a rich history in Rabbinic literature.
Commentaries on the Haggadah contrast the evil of Laban with Pharaoh and see Laban as a symbol for political, sociological, and psychological evil.
In rabbinic texts, the distinction between childhood and young adulthood is the birth of the yetzer hatov, the good inclination.
Rabbinic parables explicitly compare God to a variety of human analogues, reflecting the rabbis' subtle, complex, and diverse images of God.
Deuteronomy's laws of warfare include the requirement that a nation seek a peaceful settlement before engaging in war.
Are Jews really obligated to drink to the point of not knowing the difference between Haman and Mordecai?