Holidays and Religious Traditions
The Opening of the Shema Prayer Explained
Professor Reuven Kimelman offers a line-by-line analysis of Judaism's most central prayer.
"The introduction of bat mitzvah was a steppingstone to expanding roles for women in every part of the Jewish world," scholar Lisa Fishbayn Joffe argues.
In a new book, scholar Daniel C. Matt '72 traces Elijah's transformation from a zealous prophet fired by God to the harbinger of the Jewish messiah.
Rabbi Eric Yoffie '69 argues that worship over a computer can never substitute for praying together in person.