The biblical portrait of Miriam can leave the feminist reader with a lingering bitterness. This essay offers a literary rereading of Miriam that highlights her prophetic leadership role.
by Prof. Wendy Zierler
It appears that the Hebrews adopted the Midianite deity YHW or YHWH, whom they came to know in their stay in the area of Seir – Edom which is in “the land of Shasu YHW.”
by Prof. Israel Knohl
It takes 79 verses for the author of the Book of Ruth to make the book’s main point concerning the origin of King David.
by Dr. Yael Avrahami
Ancient scribes would write as if Moses was the author, or they would claim that a tradition was originally stated by Moses, but they did not intend to convey a historical fact with this description.
by Professor Hindy Najman
The phrase that appears in the Amidah and Kiddush of Shavuot, זמן מתן תורתינו “the time our Torah was given,” is unusual. In most cases, our liturgy uses a version of the phrase “God’s Torah”

by Rabbi David D. Steinberg
Fifty Years Ago—A Flashback
by Dr. Rabbi Lawrence Grossman
On the religious challenge of academic biblical scholarship. Highlighting the new Hebrew book People of Faith and Biblical Criticism
by TABS Editors
The study of biblical criticism cuts to the very meaning of the value system of Modern Orthodoxy, i.e. forging a distinctive synthesis of modern culture with traditional values.
Dr. Steven Bayme
Toward a Sociology of Knowledge Analysis of
by Chaim I. Waxman
An Exploration of the Views of Sa’adia Gaon, Judah Halevi, Ibn Ezra, and Maimonides
by Prof. Haim (Howard) Kreisel
“Happy is the one who seizes and dashes your babies against a rock!”(v. 9). Question: How are we supposed to read such a verse nowadays?
by 13 Respondents

by Rabbi Zev Farber Ph.D.
Four Answers to one question
by Dr. Baruch J. Schwartz


The Origins of Shabbat: Essay 2
by Dr. Jacob L. Wright
A Conceptual Foundation for Wrestling with Biblical Scholarship
by Rabbi David Bigman
Reflections on the Importance of Asking the Right Question
by Prof. Tamar Ross