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The Kuzari

Blame Plato. There is something odd about our perception of Yehuda Halevi (1075-1141). After all, he composed some of the most sublime poetry written in the Hebrew language. Yet he also wrote the Kuzari, a work regularly seen as advocatin...

Posted on 29 March 2019, By Andrew Levy
Shmini

Shmini deals with two fundamental facets of human existence: death and food. We open with the ceremony celebrating the priestly ordination of Aaron and his sons, marked by a series of animal offerings. Then comes the death of Nadab and Ab...

Posted on 29 March 2019, By Meira Ben-Gad
Ramban

There’s a great sketch on Erets Nehederet (Israeli Saturday Night Live) where the Ramban gets confused for the Rambam and he gets increasingly angry about it, eventually giving up and resigning himself to infinite acronymic anonymity. A...

Posted on 29 March 2019, By Rabbi Adam Zagoria-Moffet