Klein includes a substantial passage on use of the same word that had caught my notice: “only.”
…how best to tackle the goal of this project — seeking out new perspectives that will help Jews interact with challenges in- and outside Jewish communities — given that neither our history nor our future is independent of the wider culture.
In contrast to Gertrude Stein’s “no there there,” there is a lot of “there” here.
Updated: Additional Moon-cult link and missing footnotes below. Exploring Babylon: Chapter 3:2 The Torah doesn’t tell us much about the background of Abraham and Sarah, except that they leave it. We learn later, though, that […]
Rabbi Meir’s comment celebrates both diversity and unity of humanity. Rav’s further specifics can also be understood more generally to speak to our divided, or blended, natures.
Ancient commentary finds reference to exile, to Babylon in particular, as early as the bible’s second verse
It is way too easy to let “God is with the oppressed” console the already comfortable while leaving the afflicted with their travails. As the new year…
We often treat the siddur like our own hometown: we can imagine why others are fascinated
A few words about “interlude” and gathering up “against the unknowns ahead.”