A photo essay.
The shifting historical meaning of “Thou shalt not oppress a stranger.”
Marcionites, Gnostics, and a Shavuot custom.
Hoshanah Rabbah, Shavuot, and caffeine.
Solomon ibn Gabirol’s azharot.
Greater than Abraham.
The rewards of human kindness.
On the “stubborn” nature of the Jews.
The connection between the two isn’t obvious.
“Cyclical time is deeply conservative; covenantal time is profoundly revolutionary.”
Rosh Hashanah as described in the Torah looks very different from the Rosh Hashanah we know today. What happened, and what exactly are we celebrating?
The festival of Shavuot is less for doing than for thinking about the reason for doing and the purpose of doing—that is, about God and His commandments.