The deeper lesson of the Torah’s teaching is not that one must have tragedy at the very moment of triumph, but that everything contains its opposite.
Kashrut is a significant part of Jewish identity. The basic principle of kashrut is that what a person puts into his body affects not only his physical health but the purity of his soul as well.
With this particular book of the Bible, its focus on the sacrificial system becomes a stumbling block for many trying to derive meaning from its text.
There are ways to convey God's blessing even without touching.
Four reasons, two medieval and two modern, that will help us understand something deep about the Torah and our tradition.
By offering a sacrifice, a person expresses the maximum nullification he can feel: giving life to God.
Ceremonial transitions of power and authority of an elite might be two lessons learned from the events of the Golden Calf.
By smashing the tablets, Moses was making a declaration to all of Israel: Even the handiwork of God, which you might think of as inviolable, is nonetheless just another thing.
It is not difficult to imagine the depths of Moses’s disappointment, frustration and torment.
We went from philosophy to the budget.