jonathan sacks

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s Portrait of Moses

In honor of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks’s 70th birthday, Ari Lamm explores his legacy as a biblical commentator.

Team of Rivals: Building Israel Like Rachel and Leah

Ezra Sivan reexamines the relationship between Rachel and Leah.

Leviticus, Leonard Cohen, and the Paradox of Rest

Sarah Rindner asks what the Book of Leviticus, Leonard Cohen and the Liberty Bell all have in common.

The Autism Question and Beyond: Rereading the Joseph Saga 

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

Does Peri Etz Hadar Mean Etrog?

David Moster explores the meaning of Peri Etz Hadar.

Revealed yet Concealed: the Meaning of Aseret Ha-Dibrot

Yosef Lindell explores the true nature of the Aseret ha-Dibrot.

Pinhas’ Parts: Of Priests, Peace, and Disturbing the Piece

What was the covenant of peace God gave Pinchas? R. Shlomo Zuckier puts the pieces together to find out

Avraham’s Test of Loyalty

Mark Glass puts the Akeidah in conversation with the surrounding narratives of the book of Genesis.

Korban Asham: The Sacrifice for Sacrilege (and other Sins)

Matt Lubin seeks to resolve the mystery of the korban asham.

Why Do We Deserve God’s Favor?

Ezra Sivan probes the Sabbath and the Torah's call to love God.