By Rabbi Zev Farber Ph.D.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Sum of the Matter
- In the Torah, Is the Ger Ever a Convert?
- The Four Sons: How the Midrash Developed
- Exodus: The History Behind the Story
- How Pesach became Passover
- Tum’ah: Ritual Impurity or Fear of Contagious Disease?
- Gendering a Child with Ritual
- What Is the Bible's Calendar?
- Why Rome Is Likened to a Boar
- Using Memory, Megillat Esther Confronts the Jewish People with their Past
- But Queen Vashti Refused: Consent and Agency in the Book of Esther