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  • At Rosh Hashanah and Hajj, bridging two cultures through common roots

    September 9, 2015 | 3:23 pm

    “Use words. Help me understand.” As mothers, we have both found this phrase useful from time to time in helping our children navigate the terrain of conflicting emotions. As people deeply engaged in conflict resolution and building relationships among Jews and Muslims, we also find...

  • The King David exchange, part 2: A politician, not a priest

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 4, 2015 | 4:10 am

    Joel Baden is Professor of Hebrew Bible at the Yale Divinity School. He holds degrees in Judaic Studies (BA, Yale), Semitic Languages (MA, University of Chicago), and Hebrew Bible (PhD, Harvard). He specializes in the literary history of the Hebrew Bible, particularly of the...

  • ‘Familiarity with the New Testament can enhance Jewish understanding’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 12, 2012 | 6:14 am

    Professors Amy-Jill Levine of Vanderbilt University and Marc Brettler of Brandeis University discuss their book, “The Jewish Annotated New Testament”.

    Why do we need a “Jewish Annotated New Testament”?

    Marc:  This volume was conceived after I co-edited with Adele Berlin The...

  • Better safe than sorry

    By Rabbi Dan Shevitz

    January 10, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    It is late in the game for Pharaoh. Mitzrayim has just endured the penultimate plague: Dark. Pharaoh now knows he has little time left: It is, for him, the bottom of the ninth.

    He summons Moshe, as he has done so many times before, and for the first time conducts an earnest...