Tracing the tannaitic and biblical sources for the famous claim that God held Mount Sinai over the Israelites and threatened to bury them if they did not accept the Torah.
by Dr. Tzvi Novick
Exploring the possibility of reading the wilderness census in a way that is historically plausible.
by Ben Zion Katz M.D.
“The Kids Don’t Even Speak Jewish!”
by Dr. Jacob L. Wright and Prof. Rabbi Tamara Eskanazi
When was the Torah finalized?
by Dr. Lisbeth S. Fried

Dr. Eve Levavi Feinstein and Dr. Rabbi Zev Farber
by Rabbi Dr. Norman Solomon
Shavuot in the Book of Jubilees: The Earliest Source to Connect Shavuot to the Sinai Covenant
Dr. Michael Segal
Traditional and Academic Insights
Dr. Rabbi Zev Farber
Already in the time of Chazal, Ezekiel’s vision of the chariot was considered to be esoteric knowledge.
Dr. Daniel Davies
by: Benyamim Tsedaka
devar Torah illustrating four aspects of Shavuot from critical and traditional perspectives
by Rabbi Dr. Jeremy Rosen

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
The Torah describes a practice of declaring people cherem, which means that the person, and—in some cases—his family, would be annihilated, and his possessions donated to the Temple. The rabbis were unhappy with this law and used their homiletical approach to “obliterate” it.
by Hacham Dr. Isaac Sassoon