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Infusing the World with Holiness

After two impressive victories against the Canaanites of the Negeb and the Amorites in Transjordan, the looming military might of Israel throws the leaders of Moab into a panic. Only the land of the Moabites separates Israel from the Jord...

Posted on 5 July 2017, By Ismar Schorsch
Conservative Judaism Today and Tomorrow – Mitzvah

Don’t present mitzvah as all or nothing, take it or leave it, black or white. On this as on other essential matters, Conservative Judaism ordains a balance that seems exactly right to me. My predecessor as chancellor of JTS, Ismar Schor...

Posted on 28 June 2017, By Professor Arnold Eisen
Sympathy for Korach

I have a great deal of sympathy for Korach and his rebel faction, despite the fact that they made life difficult for Moses, Aaron, and God. Consider the predicament of the Israelites who rise up against their leaders. They have just been ...

Posted on 21 June 2017, By Professor Arnold Eisen