Joseph, Vayeshev, and Undocumented Americans

Revisiting the story of Joseph and its resonance with the American immigration debate

Joseph, the Original DREAMer

How my bar mitzvah portion taught me about immigration and Jewish values—27 years after I first read it

Born To Bully

Instead of preaching kindness, we should realize, as the Bible did long ago, that we’re all bullies—and that the best advice is to give in to that reality

The Asocial Network

Jacob, the hero of this week’s parasha, understood what really mattered in life. The Facebook Generation doesn’t.

Leaky Weeks

Joseph, the hero of this week’s parasha, could teach Wikileaks’ Julian Assange a thing or two about personal responsibility

Morality Play

Israelis, as a new survey shows, could learn a thing or two from the Joseph of this week’s parasha

Free Vanunu, Too

If we’ve learned anything from Joseph, the hero of this week’s parasha, we must demand justice for Israeli spy Mordechai Vanunu

I Had a Dream

The dark side of divine inspiration: one writer’s cautionary tale

In a Loop

Starting the Torah cycle anew and reckoning with Moses’ unfulfilled desire to reach the promised land

Telling Tales

How to keep your kid from becoming a tattler

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