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New book: Henze (ed.), A Companion to Biblical Interpretation in Early Judaism

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NEW BOOK: A Companion to Biblical Interpretation in Early Judaism, ed. Matthias Henze (Eerdmans 2012) A Companion to Biblical Interpretation in Early Judaism presents eighteen commissioned articles on biblical exegesis in early Juda...

Iranian influence on Judaism

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BIBLE AND INTERPRETATION ESSAY: Iranian influence on Judaism The question of Iranian influence is of some importance for understanding the development of the Hebrew Bible, the history of Second Temple Judaism, and the emergence of t...

Conservative Judaism takes new tack on intermarriage (again)

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Conservative Jews have been split for some time over how to reach out to intermarried couples and their children. It’s one of the most sensitive subjects facing Judaism’s “moderate” movement. Reform Judaism has had a much easier tim...

Judaism or Judaisms?

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RABBI MICAH PELTZ: The Dead Sea Scrolls and Jewish pluralism. These 2,000-year-old artifacts remind us that it is impossible to speak of ‘ancient Judaism.’ Rather, we should speak of ‘ancient Judaisms.’ ( Haaretz ). This is the Neus...

“Matters that Satan challenges”

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THIS WEEK'S DAF YOMI COLUMN BY ADAM KIRSCH IN TABLET : Some Jewish Acts Seem Meaningless. The Talmud Says You Should Do Them Anyway. Illogical Jewish laws are ‘matters that Satan challenges’: raising doubts for enemies of Judaism an...


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