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Prof. Yair Zakovitch

Prof. Yair Zakovitch to receive Israel Prize in Bible Studies

"Yair Zakovitch is one of the most original biblical scholars in Israel and around the world," said the committee in its decision.

Binding of the Vilna Gaon’s Tanach

Vilna Gaon's Tanach binding discovered in Jerusalem

The binding shall be put up for public auction next week in Kedem Auction House in Jerusalem.

How it really was: Obsessed or betrayed?

From my love of Hebrew and the language of the Bible and of our prayer book, I created in my mind a Jewishness and Judaism that synthesized and embraced the humanistic ideals.

Judaism confronts the modern intellect‏

Rabbi Amnon Bazak seeks to educate laity, suggest answers to theological tensions

By ALAN JOTKOWITZ
15/10/2020
FAITH IN God allows us to see beyond the horizon

Confused about Judaism’s view on the afterlife? Watch ‘The Good Place’

The afterlife is not a major point of discussion in Jewish thought. Religious Jewish texts focus on the life one leads in this world — not the next one.

By PENINA BEEDE/JTA
01/08/2020
Nahal Me‘arot Caves, Mount Carmel

Innovative app brings biblical history together with modern information

A user can tap a location to bring up pictures, more information and current events taking place in the area.

20/07/2020
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
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

More than the question of ‘un-Jewishing’ someone

In Hebrew, we use the word “tragedia” to describe drama like Antigone, based on human suffering.

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!

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