Heroics Aside, the Story of Purim Is the Bible’s Greatest Farce

The Book of Esther doesn’t mention God. Robert Alter’s new translation shows that’s just one way the biblical text is unique.

How Did Simchat Torah Get So Popular?

The festive holiday now overshadows Shemini Atzeret, which has biblical roots

‘Noah’ The Most Popular Name For Baby Boys

Edged out biblical mainstay ‘Jacob’ after 14 years

Jews Named Yair Aren’t Named After a Terrorist

The Economist makes a bizarre claim about a biblical name

Was Noah a Vegetarian?

Darren Aronofsky didn’t make his protagonist a vegetarian—the Bible did

Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ Is a Hot, Wet, Cinematic Mess

It rains and rains in the most eccentric Old Testament adaptation, and most Jewish biblical blockbuster, ever made

‘Son of God’ Continues the Biblical Movie Trend

New Bible-based storyline bound for the big screen

For Some Believers Trying To Connect With Jesus, the Answer Is To Live Like a Jew

The Torah-observant gentiles of the Hebrew Roots movement get circumcised, lay tefillin, and grow peyos

A Conversation With Bill Clinton’s Rabbi

Meet Menachem Genack, Orthodox Union CEO and Clinton confidant

Daybreak: Filner Charged; French Bible Edited

Plus Natalie Portman beats ScarJo for Jewish roles, and more in the news

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