Global Agenda; Before, during and after the flood
The connection between market crashes and the Noahide flood is actually clearcut: Both are fueled by excess liquidity, physical in the case of the flood and financial in the case of the markets.
By PINCHAS LANDAU
The final journey
The food that we eat nurtures us for a day. The food that we give to others remains with us forever.
By RABBI LAZER GURKOW
Tradition today: Jonah’s journey
It does not require a great deal of learning to understand why the Sages picked this book for Yom Kippur's Haftara.
By REUVEN HAMMER
The miracle of Rosh Hashana
New year, old jealousies - Beauty and fertility are the central criteria in the contest between women in a polygamous society, where the goal is to preserve male supremacy.
By ALIZA SHENHAR
Parshat Ki Tavo: A heavy responsibility
‘And Moses and the Kohanim-Levites spoke to all of Israel, saying: Be attentive and hearken, O Israel, this day you have become a nation until the Lord your God’ (Deut. 27:9).
By SHLOMO RISKIN
Ask the Rabbi: Does repentance justify criminal pardons?
Rabbi Haim Joseph David Azulay claimed that since outsiders can never truly know if a sinner has repented, the court has no basis for leniency.
By SHLOMO BRODY
L’unité : notre seule planche de salut
A l’heure où le peuple juif doit faire face à toutes sortes de menaces, le rêve de Yaacov nous rappelle que l’unité d’Israël est la clé de sa survie
By RAV CLAUDE DAVID ZAFFRAN
Guiding the perplexed
"Whole new sub-communities are arising that I call the new secular and the new religious," says Dr. Micah Goodman, and these are the sectors that buy his best-selling books.
By TAL BASHAN
Illumination on the same page
The Israeli Talmud’ makes the Daf Yomi program accessible to kids.
By BATSHEVA POMERANTZ
Ki Tetze: The Torah’s social revolution
This week's Torah portion is filled with laws pertaining to war, personal commandments relating to a person’s private life and interpersonal relationships.
By RABBI SHMUEL RABINOWITZ