The Oriental Institute, one of the world’s most valuable collections of ancient world artifacts, takes no position of the historical veracity of the Bible. But one of its most precious holdings testifies vividly to at least part of it.
— The only time I ever attended Israel’s International Bible Quiz, I sat three rows in front of the prime minister. It was 2005, I was a 19-year-old student, and I watched as Ariel Sharon strolled in with his security detail, a large black nylon kippa perched lumpily on his head. The rest of…
For the first time in 30 years, a secular Jewish teen has won the World Bible Quiz, a test given every year on Israel’s Independence Day to Jews ages 14 to 18 from around the world.
The Talmud posits that the Sodomites developed an elaborate ruse to exploit the poor under false pretenses. Sound familiar?
Perusing The Book of Leviticus will help you lead a moral life and make this planet a better place.
Donald Trump will be sworn in using Lincoln’s Bible and his own family Bible. Is he consciously echoing Barack Obama’s approach or trying to subvert it?
(JTA) — Yair Shahak of New York City was one of two winners of the International Adult Bible Contest in Jerusalem. Shahak, 28, representing the U.S., shared the honor with Israeli Yafit Silman, according to Ynet News. Shahak’s wife, Yaelle Frohlich, was also a finalist in the competition, representing Canada. The contest ended on Dec. 28….
If you want to understand what a war on terror should be, that first battle with Amalek is the right place to start.
The dual-gendered nature of Adam “is completely distorted by Bible translations which consistently capitalize the term as a proper name Adam.”
Trump is something altogether new, a challenge not just to politics as usual, but to friendships, relationships, community.