To consecrate or sanctify a day means that the day is to be dedicated to divine worship and not to be put to profane use. What, however, might it mean to “bless” the seventh day?
by Dr. Rabbi David Frankel
בראשית ב:כד עַל־כֵּן יַעֲזָב־אִישׁ אֶת־אָבִיו וְאֶת־אִמּוֹ וְדָבַק בְּאִשְׁתּוֹ וְהָיוּ לְבָשָׂר אֶחָד Genesis 2:24: Hence a man ya‘azob his father and mother and clings to his wife, so that they become one flesh.
by Prof. Ziony Zevit
The archaeological evidence, together with consideration of various biblical passages and even of halakhah, suggests that tefillin were originally practiced as a length-of-days amulet.
by Dr. Yehudah Benjamin Cohn
The Rabbis’ divine mandate to update Judaism and keep its moral development on target was not to be accomplished by changing the “underdeveloped,” compromised, and flawed divine wording itself but by their interpretation of the Torah text.
by Rabbi Dr. Nathan Lopes Cardozo
Contemporary Jewish polemics use the term “Torah mi-Sinai” to mean a doctrinal belief in the Mosaic authorship of the Torah. The Sages, however, use the term differently.

by Rabbi Yoseif Bloch
Biblical scholarship has deepened our understanding of the Torah and at the same time challenges us to consider the implications of our declaring the Torah to be emet. What is emet and what does it mean to say that the Torah is emet?
A Symposium
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


Fifty Years Ago—A Flashback
by Dr. Rabbi Lawrence Grossman
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