Mark Twain, Leviticus, and the Holy Land
Mark Twain's memoir of visiting the Holy Land is an unexpected source of religious inspiration.
The Liberty Bell and the Liberty Shofar
When a Hasidic Rebbe visited the Liberty Bell, he delivered a short speech about America…
A Brief Biblical History of Time
What do Shabbat and the holidays, taken in tandem, embody about the Jewish approach to…
Love, Loss, Presidents, and Priests
What do the obligations of Israel's priests teach us about the biblical moral vision?…
Biblical Dress Codes and the Nobel Prize
How a Nobel Prize winner allows us to better appreciate one of the Torah's most…
Menachem Begin’s Yom Kippur
Thirty years after his family was murdered by the Nazis, Menachem Begin recalled what the…
The Meaning of L’Chaim
The ritual laws of purity and impurity reflect the Jewish celebration of life.
Locusts, Giraffes, and the Meaning of Kashrut
The laws of kashrut are some of the most famous in Judaism—but also the most…
Kohen vs. King: Two Models of Leadership
Leviticus allows us to understand the roles of priest and king in ancient Israel.
The Founder of Thanksgiving and the Thanksgiving Offering
On America's Thanksgiving and Leviticus's thanksgiving offering.