The surprising origin of the phrase “set a standard.”Read More A Forque in the Road
“Without this, God would disengage His essence from the universe, and at once it would revert completely to absolute nothingness…”Read More Does God Eat?
Identifying ancient modes of transport referenced in Talmudic stories.Read More “Respect” for Rashi
The right and wrong way to pray.Read More Prayer shouldn’t be a shopping list
Why did some people worship their gods by defecating on them?Read More Porcelain Gods
Did the generation that wandered in the desert need to go to the bathroom?Read More Bathrooms in the Desert?
Midrash Eleh Ezkerah is a dramatized narrative describing (with poetic license) the tragic executions of ten of Israel’s greatest sages at the hands of the Romans. The story depicts these ten as having lived contemporaneously and having been executed more or less in the same time and place, though this was not actually the case. […]Read More Elijah the Prophet according to Midrash Eleh Ezkerah