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If Judaism’s idea of art is one that can truly represent our frail, fallible humanity, then Rembrandt, who captured faces “without any attempt to beautify them,” is the artist for Jews.

Sept. 14 2017 12:01AM

Remembering Israel’s fifth president.

Marc Angel
Nov. 12 2015 12:01AM

Was Jacob born to greatness, did he achieve it, or did he have it thrust upon him by his mother?

Nov. 20 2014 12:01AM

How to understand the Binding of Isaac.

Nov. 6 2014 12:01AM

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. . .

David Frankel
Nov. 1 2013 12:00AM

Uniquely described in the Bible as “old and contented,” Abraham provides a model for giving way to the next generation that other biblical characters struggle to emulate.

Erica Brown
Oct. 25 2013 12:00AM