Even if the Jews at Sinai accepted the Torah’s laws, all future generations did not. What, then, obligates us in this divine contract?
“The greatest irony is that the post-religious world has not granted us its promised freedom.”
The 800-pound slab of granite is a big hit with shoppers.
The Nash Papyrus is, with the exception of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest known biblical text.
One of the most well-known “thou shalts” in the Torah, and one that has best withstood the test of time, is one of the Ten Commandments: the one that says to honor your father and mother. Actually, you’re supposed to go even further - the concept moreh av v’em means you should stand in awe of your father and mother. Even if you have converted to Judaism and your parents haven’t, like Ivanka Trump, you’re still obligated to treat them with respect. You’re not even supposed to contradict them. (Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 143:22)
Under the cover of night, a 6-foot-tall (180-cm) granite monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments was removed from the Oklahoma Capitol grounds after judges said its placement on government land violated state law, officials said on Tuesday.
Last year, a single promo clip — a total of 19 seconds in length — provoked a controversy over the content of the show it had been created to promote. What followed was a yearlong saga of politics, professional restructuring and grassroots marketing, as the show — an Israeli sketch comedy show called “HaYehudim Ba’im” (“The Jews Are Coming”) — languished in TV purgatory.
Three recent books promise to shock those who believe that the Bible is a record of words spoken by God: They provide evidence that the holy book is a product of many people.
Controversial Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is under fire again — this time for suggesting that the First Amendment only protects Christianity.
At Passover-time, only one thing is as constant as the dry taste of matzo: the inevitable reruns of “The Ten Commandments.” While I have tremendous respect for the immovable classic, and Charlton Heston (or Old Stoneface, as he’s affectionately known in my family), 56 years is a good long run. It’s time for a change.