Jewish History & Text
“Our tradition insists we act responsibly, but with maximum urgency.”
“It’s precisely this moment, as the medieval commentator Nahmanides asserts, that we need to maintain the moral stamina to avoid the evil excesses of wartime behavior.”
“Our pain must show us that there is no war against one part of us that isn’t a war on all of us.”
Were the rabbis the first great self-help writers?
The antisemitism of Joseph Goebbels is alive and well. Why are the Jews always guilty?
We think of Israel as the country that manages to survive despite existential threats from outside and within. What should we expect? An examination of Israel’s earlier crises may be instructive.
The Passover song ‘Dayenu’ is not just a tune about the Exodus. It’s a blueprint for the story of Israel
What should one do if a philanthropic gift is “tainted” by the personal or professional activities of the giver?
From the “Rediscovered Reading” series
Yiddish culture is not an “off-ramp” away from Jewishness but a source of oxygen much needed by a living religion if it is to remain alive