First, what is the story of a half-Israelite blasphemer doing in a section of laws about polluting holy people, spaces, and times? Second, why is the lex talionis appended to this story?
by Dr. Shawna Dolansky
Jeremiah 32 describes the prophet’s redemption of his uncle’s ancestral land. The scribal authors turned this transaction into an oracle. Eventually, the passage was expanded to include a prayer in which Jeremiah invokes the exodus from Egypt and the gift of the land. Taken together, the passage inspires hope for exilic Jews that God will redeem their land as well.
by Dr. Mark Leuchter
How does the Torah envision that keeping kosher makes a person holy?
by Dr. David M. Freidenreich
Notwithstanding modern day biblical critical and historical critical claims, applying the tools of contemporary philosophy demonstrates how room still exists to have faith that something extraordinary happened to our ancestors.
by Dr. Sam Lebens
Parashat Kedoshim (19:26), among other prohibitions, commands: “you shall not practice divination” (לא תנחשו). What is divination?

by Dr. Uri Gabbay
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 TheTorah.com
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