Category Archives: Bible

Tabletmag: In her new book ‘Bewilderments,’ Avivah Zornberg and her biblical hero explore fresh terrain

I can never make heads or tails what she’s talking about. I guess that means she’s deep. I must be the only one who feels this way. I just searched her out on Amazon and the world wide web and … Continue reading

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Novel Interpretation of the Purim Story

Joe* emails: Here is a good question for anyone with a deep understanding of Megillat Esther (the Scroll of Esther). At the second feast prepared by Esther for the King and Haman, Esther reveals that she is a Jew and … Continue reading

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Is James Kugel Orthodox?

James Kugel is a famous Bible scholar who takes unorthodox approaches to understanding the origins of the Torah. Dr. Marc B. Shapiro says in a 2007 lecture for Torah in Motion on Rabbi David Zvi Hoffman: “The idea that the … Continue reading

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Married People Talk Different

In his 13th lecture on Deuteronomy, Dennis Prager says: “I play a game on the radio. When a person calls, and starts talking, and all I have is a name and the city, I know nothing else about the person, … Continue reading

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Orthodox Bible Study

Rabbi Gil Student writes: Rabbi Hayyim Angel, an extremely popular Bible professor and the rabbi of a large and storied synagogue in Manhattan. He recently published his second book — Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings: Finding the Religious Significance in Tanakh … Continue reading

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