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This week’s parasha addresses the problem of political legitimacy. How does Moses establish the legitimacy of the priestly family? In Pekudei we read that on the first day of the first month of the second year, Moses set up the Mishkan ...

Posted on 29 March 2019, By Mike Fenster

And so we arrive at the third book of the Torah, originally known as The Book of the Priests for its concern with the rituals that bring us all, not just the Cohanim, closer to God. The early chapters are particularly administrative – n...

Posted on 15 March 2019, By Nick Gendler
The Book of Samuel

Fancy an exciting, fast-moving story about power struggles, with a generous measure of lust, murder, possible homoeroticism, suicides and the occult thrown in for good measure? Rising above the sensationalism, if you are curious as to how...

Posted on 6 March 2019, By Nahum Gordon