Rabbi Akiva's Optimism
The legendary sage had more going for him than wisdom.
Autumn 5768 / 2007, no. 30
Locusts, Giraffes, and the Meaning of Kashrut
The most famous Jewish practice is really about love and national loyalty.
Winter 5766 / 2006, no. 23
The Jewish Mother: A Theology
A new look at matrilineal descent.
Spring 5765 / 2005, no. 20
God’s Beloved: A Defense of Chosenness
Jews and Christians disagree about what love is.
Winter 5765 / 2005, no. 19
Redemption and the Power of Man
Judaism and Christianity differ on man's moral capacity.
Winter 5764 / 2004, no. 16
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