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

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

How to Curtail Pernicious Social Competition: The Legacy of Zelophehad and his Daughters

Ezra Zuckerman Sivan comments on the story of Zelophehad and his daughters.

Beyond Perfect Repentance

Eliezer Finkelman discusses the meaning of perfect repentance.

Akeidah

Zohar Atkins presents a new poem on the Akeidah.

The Problem of Mosaic Authorship You Never Heard of: What is Parashat Bilam?

The Talmud speaks of a mysterious passage on Bilam authored by Moses. What is it?

Was God Angry at Sarah?

Ben Greenfield God isn’t angry with Sarah, when she laughs at the idea of birthing a child in her old age (Gen. 18:12-15). God is...

Summer Chaplaincy as Modern Priesthood; a Theological Reflection

Eliyahu Freedman compares hospital chaplains to the Kohanim.

Surrender or Struggle? The Akeidah Reconsidered

Herzl Hefter provides critical perspective on a stream of Akeidah interpretation from Kierkegaard to the Rav

Rupture and Revelation

Ayelet Wenger weaves together the personal, historical and exegetical in advance of reading Sefer Shemot.

The Christian Monks Who Saved Jewish History

Malka Simkovich hunts for Jewish texts in some unlikely places.

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