Thumbs Up

This week’s parasha, an exhaustive account of ritualistic slaughter, can teach us a lot about video games, a medium governed entirely by the mechanics of prescribed motions

Man Bites Dog

This week’s parasha—a careful account of the ritualistic sacrifice of animals—has much to teach us about animals, compassion, forgiveness, and Michael Vick

Against Accountability

In this week’s parasha, Moses stands out as the epitome of accountability. But as teachers all over the country can attest, sometimes what we need is exactly the opposite.

On the Mountain

Gutzon Borglum, the monomaniacal sculptor of Mount Rushmore, was an anti-Semite, but also the kind of wise-hearted artist praised in this week’s parasha

In Defense of Bernie

Like Moses, who staked his place in history to defend his people after the Golden Calf debacle, Madoff, too, realized that the true value of money isn’t always what it seems

Built to Last

God wants his people to build opulently, as he instructs Moses in this week’s parasha. While today they mostly don’t, there’s always Ralph Lauren, who built a new Beaux Arts mansion in New York.

High Noon

If Jews want to influence the public conversation, they must heed the lesson of this week’s parasha—the one about an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.

Ehud Agonistes

Ehud Barak should forsake his arrogance, take a page from Moses, the hero of this week’s parasha, and recognize that leading can require giving up power

Mosaic Internet Law

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Copy That

Moses, the hero of this week’s parasha, knew about the importance of the public domain, in which shared stories shape common consciousness. But today we’re much more interested in private profit.

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