The meaning behind the mineral.
A curious new detail in the list of building materials for the Tabernacle inspires one of the richest rabbinic stories ever written.
"You shall make a breastplate of judgment." - Exodus 28:15
It all started with dolphins.
A very Jewish love affair...
How did Joseph's bones make it out of Egypt?
The strangest thing about that first Passover was living with the lamb for four days.
Judah saves the day. How did he know just what to say?
Two dreams. Two dreams. Two dreams.
Why does this keep happening?
“Do not go out into the field. Do not walk the road. For the enemy has a sword, and there is terror on every side.” - Jeremiah 6:25
Jacob is headed back home, after all these years, and preparing to face the greatest challenge of his life - a confrontation with Esau, the brother who once wanted him dead.
But there is another man he will have to face first.
Any great lover of the Torah must eventually confront the simple truth that certain parts of this book are just not that interesting.
"He saw Hell open up beneath him."
This has got to be the most Freudian line in the Torah.
Everybody's wondering what Ishmael did to the baby.
"There once was a man who carved grooves in time."
You'll never guess my favorite line in the Torah.
Important announcement in this week's podcast!
Happy New Year from ParshaNut!
A discussion of the source of the classic Jewish blessing, "May you live until one hundred and twenty!"
This week's podcast is dedicated to all those who, like me, are descended from immigrants.