Two Articles at TheTorah.com

TheTorah.com

If you haven’t heard of Project TABS (Torah and Biblical Scholarship), then you are missing out on an excellent resource! (Find them at www.TheTorah.com.) The editors describe their vision of creating “[a]n observant and knowledgeable Jewish community empowered by an understanding of Torah integrated with scientific approaches and scholarly knowledge.” The mission of the project is as follows:

Project TABS  (Torah And Biblical Scholarship) is an educational organization founded to energize the Jewish people by integrating the study of the Torah and other Jewish texts with the disciplines and findings of academic scholarship.

TheTorah.com recently published two of my articles:

In “Poetic Laws,” I provide a fresh look at the legislation in Parashat Kedoshim (Leviticus 19:1—20:27). I examine what can be gained by studying the laws as poetic instead of as prose, proposing several (I hope) significant new readings.

In “Korah’s Poetic Rebellion and God’s Flowery Response,” I give a new analysis of compositional layers in Parashat Korach (Numbers 16:1—18:32), suggesting that God originally responded to Korah’s rebellion with patience and beauty—until someone changed the ending.

Korah-Poetic-Rebellion

Moses shows Aaron’s blossoming staff to the Israelites | Gerard Hoet (1648— 1733) Rijksmuseum

I hope you will take a look!

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