What if instead of proscribing marriage between a man and two sisters, Lev 18:18 were reflecting the Priestly Torah’s wish to abolish polygyny – i.e., a man marrying more than one wife?
by Dr. Hakham Isaac Sassoon
A rewritten midrash reveals how 12th century Ashkenazic Jews developed the custom of Mourner’s Kaddish as a means of saving deceased relatives from Gehenna, making heaven available to all Jews
by Dr. David Shyovitz
The question about the language of Amos in general, its characteristics in correlation with other cognate dialects, and the social situation in the background of this linguistic considerations goes far beyond the question of Amos’ origin and penetrates different levels of interpretation.
by Dr. Tania Notarius
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
A pediatric neurologist searches for the soul through the lens of current neuroscience.

Joel Yehudah Rutman, M.D.
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