A tale of Rabbi Akiva.
Or a reference to a unique section of the Bible?
Ben-Gurion, Strauss, and Soloveitchik.
The real message of the golden calf?
Moses and his renegade army of shepherds and lepers.
A biblical story marks the moment when Judaism turned from charismatic authority to institutional authority, and from the rule of judgment to the rule of law.
In this week’s Torah reading, God feeds the people quail “until it comes out of their noses.”