WHO

I will be who I will be

I will be who I will be

וַיֹּ֤אמֶר אֱלֹהִים֙ אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֔ה אֶֽהְיֶ֖ה אֲשֶׁ֣ר אֶֽהְיֶ֑ה וַיֹּ֗אמֶר כֹּ֤ה תֹאמַר֙ לִבְנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל אֶֽהְיֶ֖ה שְׁלָחַ֥נִי אֲלֵיכֶֽם׃ And God said to Moses, “Ehyeh-Asher-Ehyeh,” continuing, “Thus shall you…

Who is the Samaritan Woman?

Who is the Samaritan Woman?

Why was there animosity between the Samaritans and the Jews? Was the Samaritan woman shamed in her community? Why did the people of her village listen to her? We have so many preconceived ideas about this narrative that it is time to think abo…

Who’s Who in the Gospels?

Who’s Who in the Gospels?

What was Judaism like in the Second Temple period? It was diverse. Very diverse. This week Pinchas Shir tells us about where that diversity came from and why we only talk about four of the more than ten divisions of Judaism from that time. We …