Not A Penny From Evil – Lech Lecha
It is so easy to find justification for the claiming of reward and the avoidance of inconvenience, and so very much harder to undertake the opposite. Table for Five: Lech Lecha Edited by Salvador Litvak, the Accidental Talmudist …
The Crowded Ark – Noach
What went into the Ark besides Noah’s family and the animals?
The First Word Of The Bible Contains A Universe Of Meanings – Bereshit
“In the Beginning” does not mean what most people believe it does.
Shemini Atzeret: God’s VIP Lounge
The holiday about nothing turns out to be the holiday about everything.
Sages and Sukkahs – Sukkot
The real meaning of that temporary hut.
Not Everybody Can Be A High Priest… Or Can They? – Yom Kippur
The Sages prepare the High Priest for his ordeal on every level.
Did You Know There Are Actually Four Rosh Hashanahs Each Year? – Rosh Hashanah
The Talmud expounds four dates as the beginning of the year.
The Eyes of the World Are Upon Israel – Nitzavim-Vayelech
Why does such a small country attract so much attention?
Finding God In The Little Things – Ki Tavo
After witnessing the Ten Plagues, the Parting of the Sea and the giving of the Ten Commandments, do we really need to see God in sandals that don’t wear out? Table for Five: Ki Tavo Edited by Salvador Litvak, the …
The Lesson of the Lost Ox – Ki Teitzei
The Holy Inconvenience of Returning Lost Property
Judges and Cops in the Torah – Shoftim
The connection between faith and law.
The Torah Is Eternal – Re’eh
Can we both keep the Torah sacrosanct and create innovations around it?