Why does God emphasize action over belief?
The Dead Sea Scrolls provide us with an invaluable window into the Judaism of the latter Second Temple Period. This is the Judaism from which modern Judaism and Christianity were born.
A respectful response to inaccuracies about Israel in President Obama's autobiography.
The Hasmonean revolt was as much a civil war as it was a war against the Seleucid Empire.
The connection between Thanksgiving & Sukkot is deep and speaks directly to today's America.
A look at the events which led up to the destruction of the Second Temple.
This history course focuses on the encounter of a rabbinic civilization shaped centuries earlier in the Near East with the emerging new social, political, economic and intellectual environments of medieval Islam and Christianity. We will explore how these three major Western religions interacted with and influenced each other between the 7th and 17th centuries.
Jacob stumbled into the world’s first synagogue while on the run. What can we learn from his experience?
It’s been said that the world’s oldest disease is anti-Semitism. But there is something new about this old disease. In fact, this disease had already mutated three times, and we are now suffering through its fourth mutation. How should we respond?
Despite security concerns, many in the Jewish community have called for the Syrian refugees to be allowed into the U.S. comparing their plight to that of the refuges of the Holocaust. Is this a valid comparison? Is this position indeed the “Jewish position?”
Rabbi Steven Saks
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