Cookies on
this website

This website uses cookies, some of which have already been set as they are essential to the site's operation. You may delete and block all cookies, but parts of the site will then not function.

I accept cookies from this site Allow Cookies



While Jonah is the biblical character often portrayed as the “reluctant prophet”, it is in fact Bil’am (Balaam in the standard English transcription) who most deserves this title. Jonah knows exactly what it is about God’s actions...

Posted on 30 June 2015, By Rabbi Peretz Rodman

Ask a mountaineer why they climb mountains and the clichéd response is “because it’s there.” Not so in the bible where there is always a significant purpose to ascending mountains. Why are mountains important?  In his boo...

Posted on 23 June 2015, By Nick Gendler

Korach dies because he complains of the elevation of the priests above the people. A similar confrontation between the Catholic hierarchy of King Charles’ reign and the popular revolt by Protestant forces is the subject of Caryl Church...

Posted on 17 June 2015, By Georgia Kaufmann