Personalities of the Bible
Israel’s third patriarch was born into great dysfunction, but found ways to create the first cohesive family in the Bible.
Successor to the prophet Elijah, he healed the sick, raised the dead, and made iron float—but he was also a prophet who made serious mistakes.
Debate about this biblical story raises key theological issues.
Throughout history Jews have accepted some influences of outside religions and cultures, and rejected others.
Jewish literature is rife with allegory and metaphor.
Read during the week of Passover, this biblical text is an unabashedly sensuous paean to love.
The traditional--sometimes imperfect--Jewish version of the Torah text.
The Jewish passion to repair the world.
A portable sanctuary in the wilderness.
A master Torah commentator who foreshadowed biblical criticism