The eighth, and the tenth, of Tevet.
A progressive majority shouldn’t be able to force religious minorities to comply with its views.
Why did God stop talking to people? And did the Exodus really happen?
Reeds, dreams, and beards.
Doggedly universalistic, obligation-free, and relentlessly focused on self-revelation.
Finding Ben Sasse’s vanishing adult.
Liturgical tributes to the Hasmoneans in 7th-century Palestine.
How ancient Egypt’s economic centralization paved the road for Israelite slavery.
For today’s progressives, Jewish particularism is acceptable only when it involves vehement critiques of Israel.
The Maccabean revolt wasn’t just about independence. It was a culture war between those who embraced “Greek wisdom” and those who believed in transcendent, divine knowledge.
Exploring the links between Judaism and conservatism.