Tanakh

The Mesha Stele
King Balak may have existed, TAU researchers find

The Mesha Stele may have just proven the existence of King Balak from the Book of Numbers in the Old Testament!

03/05/2019
Miami
Miami police sergeant fired for throwing out Tanakh on video

Sgt. Roberto Destephan, a 13-year veteran of the force, had been suspended for the last two months over the cellphone video. He was fired on Thursday, the Miami Herald reported.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
27/01/2019
A shepherd keeps watch over his grazing sheep in the Romanian mountain
Parashat Pinhas: Personal hope versus national hope

A true leader puts the nation’s needs ahead of his own and the nation’s hopes ahead of his personal ones.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
10/01/2020
ISAAC’S SERVANT tying a bracelet on Rebekah’s arm in this 1775 work by Anglo-American history painte
Water from the well: The seduction of beauty

This week’s Torah portion, Toldot, presents one of the many stories in Genesis dealing with the beauty of a woman and the resulting danger.

By NECHAMA GOLDMAN BARASH
10/01/2020
‘THE FLIGHT of Lot and His Family from Sodom’ by 17th-century Flemish painter Jacob (Jacques) Jordae
The reward for a ‘becoming expression’

Even after the horrible act of Lot’s daughters, the small difference in their characters was expressed in the way these nations were later treated.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
02/11/2017
The Knesset building
The struggle against causeless hatred

If there is anything that we should do during these three weeks, it is to battle against Jewish disunity, against the lack of respect for others, against causeless hatred.

Israeli desert
Parashat Pinhas: A man of spirit

‘Moses, who led the nation devotedly through 40 years of wandering in the desert, is now being told that his role is over. He will die in the desert’

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
13/07/2017
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