Why did medieval rabbis leave so many hairs un-split?
The anniversary of the death is thought to fall later this week.
A new commentary on the Book of Job breaks new ground by combining historical-critical scholarship with reception history, thereby revealing fresh levels of meaning.
The 19th-century commentator known as the Malbim provides a template for how traditional biblical interpretation can adapt to scientific discovery.
A new “reception history” of the Book of Job is let down by its reluctance to choose among the work’s myriad interpretations.
This week’s Torah portion offers two separate justifications for Jacob’s long sojourn with his uncle Laban; they point to a tension in his own. . .
In his new history, Simon Schama proposes that words themselves form the focus of Jewish self-understanding—a suggestive thesis, but why does he miss so many glaring instances?
“As permissive as our culture is in almost every other area, when it comes to translating the Bible we’ve become stricter than the Dark Ages.”