The End of Judges and the 15th of Av
The violent end to a biblical book informs us about the origins of a Jewish…
Rembrandt’s Samson and the Nature of Sight
An incredible work of art reflects Rembrandt's profound understanding of a biblical story.
Pygmalion and the Shibboleth Story
An episode about pronunciation allows us to understand the tragedy of Jewish disunity.
Thomas Paine, Yeruba’al, and the Concept of Kingship
A passage in the story of Gideon helped launch the American Revolution.
The Fragmentation of Israel and the Marvel of Jewish Literacy
In the midst of a depressing tale in the Bible, we discover one of the…
A Mother in Israel and the Miracle of Mount Tabor
The tale of Deborah is even more interesting with a renewed understanding of the Holy…
Violence, Fragmentation, and Hope: An Introduction to the Book of Judges
The first few stories of the book of Judges set the stage for what will…