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No Fear Biblical Criticism - Part 1: Introduction

No Fear Biblical Criticism – Part 1



A few months ago, Professor Yoram Hazony wrote an article critiquing the approach to Biblical Criticism taken by Open Orthodoxy, or at least by the Open Orthodox community he had spent spent a shabbat with. 486 more words


Parashat Matot - Human Initiative and the Divine Will

וַיְדַבֵּר מֹשֶׁה אֶל-רָאשֵׁי הַמַּטּוֹת

Parashat Matot contains the story of Bnei Yisrael’s war with Midyan (Bamidbar 31:1-8), which finishes the story of Pinhas and the sin of Bnei Yisrael at Baal Peor (Bamidbar 25). 1,671 more words


Parashat Pinhas - Zealotry and Leadership

וְלִפְנֵי אֶלְעָזָר הַכֹּהֵן יַעֲמֹד


In Chapter 27 of Sefer Bamidbar, Moshe asks ‘א to choose the person who will replace him as leader of the people, as part of the preparations for entering the land of Israel that are depicted at the end of Sefer Bamidbar. 1,118 more words


Parshah Pinchas

A discussion on Parshah Pinchas with Chanah on 07/08/14


Song of Songs

Were there just one book in the Tanakh, may it be Song of Songs.

 There, beneath the apricot tree,

your mother conceived you,

there you were born. 2,185 more words


Parashat Balak - The Unmoved Mover vs. The Dynamic Relationship

לֹא אִישׁ אֵ’ל וִיכַזֵּב, וּבֶן-אָדָם וְיִתְנֶחָם

Parashat Balak describes Bnei Yisrael’s unknowing encounter with Balak, Midian’s new king (Bamidbar 22:4), and his countryman (22:5) Bilaam, a sorcerer of some repute. 1,056 more words


Review! 'Adam as Israel'

Adam as Israel
Genesis 1–3 as the Introduction to the Torah and Tanakh

by Seth D. Postell

ISBN: 9780227900239

“Seth Postell argues that the story of the Bible’s first man is an intentional introduction to the Torah and Tanakh, which foreshadows the history of Israel and its rebellion against God, leading to the exile. 36 more words