Simchat Torah and the Jewish Love of Life
Israel’s culture cherishes life, while Hamas and its allies worship death.
Tolkien’s Biblical Epic
The long-lasting popularity of The Lord of the Rings shows that in a secular age,…
Thanksgiving Was Born From America’s Struggles
The history of the Pilgrims, the early Republic and the Civil War shaped a holiday…
The Meaning of a Yom Kippur Prayer
Kol Nidrei, one of the most awe-inspiring and misunderstood parts of Jewish liturgy, dramatizes the…
The Little Nation That Could
A train ticket in Israel printed in Hebrew? The father of Zionism thought it was…
Painting the Tension at America’s Founding Moment
Thomas Jefferson and John Adams represent two different poles of the American creed.
What Gentiles Can Learn From Lord Sacks
The late British rabbi was the most gifted voice for biblical belief in our time.
What the Bible Taught Lincoln About America
How Lincoln became the theologian of liberty.
Pilgrimage Road and Palestinian Memory
An ancient staircase to the Temple Mount says plenty about Jerusalem’s history.
A Former Catholic Dances With the Torah
For Jews, sacred text is more than law; it is our friend.