Evan Zimroth

Accessing the Inner Female

By Evan Zimroth

At dramatic moments, Moses accesses his inner female.In Numbers, which retells the story of the Israelites’ wanderings in the desert, the rabble gets fired up about the culinary deprivation of having nothing to eat but manna. “O that we had meat to eat!” they cry to Moses in Numbers 11:4-5. “We remember the fish we ate inRead More

Alleged Adultery and the Wife’s Trial by Ordeal

By Evan Zimroth

If any man’s wife go aside… or if he be jealous of his wife, and she not be defiled; then shall the man bring his wife unto the priest…. A portion of our portion this week is about adultery. No, not adultery — alleged adultery.Not only is Naso about alleged adultery, but more fundamentally, it is about what happens when an overwroughtRead More

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