As you may know, I love midrash. Midrash is a type of Jewish text that simultaneously pays close attention to…
In the poem Ha’azinu, Moses describes God as a hovering eagle, echoing an earlier decription of God hovering.
Abraham ibn Ezra’s liturgical poem Emet, El Emet Atah offers a beautiful meditation on his – and perhaps our – relationship with the divine.
In the seventh year … you shall read this Teaching aloud in the presence of all Israel. Ibn Ezra emphasizes the centrality of Torah.
One god. A tithe (literally meaning a tenth). “Round” numbers. Ibn Ezra lets us in on the secret of sacred numbers.