The tenth commandment.
Reason, revelation, and tolerance.
Marcionites, Gnostics, and a Shavuot custom.
And the role of the family in Jewish life.
Putting the Ten Commandments in a circle.
Law before land.
And the menorah’s mythological beasts.
Making God the star.
What’s so bad about coveting your neighbor’s donkey?
Tablets with curved tops? Rectangles? Two sides of the same stone?
Featured in this week’s Torah portion is the Bible’s most famous teaching, which is less a founding legal code than an ethical paradigm for every. . .