As you may know, I love midrash. Midrash is a type of Jewish text that simultaneously pays close attention to…
Ibn Ezra on “We will build here sheepfolds for our flocks and towns for our children” (Numbers 32:16). Do they care more about possessions or people?
Moses asks God who the next leader will be, using an unusual name: “God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint someone over the community” (Numbers 27:16).
In Emor, a half-Israelite, half-Egyptian man blasphemes God and is then stoned to death. Why was he deemed a stranger? Could it have turned out differently?
Rashbam and Rashi take on the difficult phrase “to the utter ruin of the moist and dry alike” – satiated sinners or thirsty sinners, who is worse?