Parshat Ki Tavo: The Curse of the Law

Baruch Sterman describes how an encounter with a missionary led him to a greater understanding of Ramban's commentary on this week's Parshah.

The Life and Death of Moses’ Staff

Yosef Lindell tracks the Staff of Moses throughout its amazing "life".

Grief, Gratitude and … Grapes? Tears on Tishah Be-Av as Tools of Tikun and...

Steven Weiner writes on the significance of tears on Tishah Be-Av and how they relate to the thanks of birkat ha-mazon.

The Wanderings of Adam and Cain – A Tale of Midrashic Migration

Shlomo Zuckier on the mechanics of a midrashic motif.

Shemot: The Book Without Names

Ben Greenfield calls attention to a crucial, but unnoticed feature of the early narratives in Exodus.

The Autism Question and Beyond: Rereading the Joseph Saga 

R. Yitzchak Blau analyzes the 2018 book, Was Yosef on the Spectrum?

Isaac, the Eternal Optimist

Isaac occupies the middle position among the three Patriarchs. Gavriel Lakser offers a novel reading of his character that portrays Isaac as a uniquely relatable figure for our times.

He Sent Out the Raven

Miriam Gedwiser explores the raven's role in parashat Noah

Bilam, God, and the Silent and Slanted Spaces

For Eve Grubin, Bilam's hidden messages is a lesson for the Torah and for life.

Shades of White: A Fresh Look at Lavan’s Relationship With Yaakov

Yitzchak Etshalom comments on the relationship between Lavan and Yaakov.