Authors Posts by Ezra Sivan
Our modern Shabbat experience has been called "a taste of the world to come." But was this the case for the first Shabbat in the desert? Ezra Zuckerman Sivan considers the question.
Does the Torah support a universalist or ethnonationalist political orientation? In this timely essay, Ezra Zuckerman Sivan explores the meaning behind key stories in Genesis through the framework of the Aleinu prayer.
Ezra Zuckerman Sivan examines how the yibbum triangle of Ruth, Tamar, and Lot's daughters teaches us how to rebuild our lives in a time of upheaval.
Ezra Sivan follows up last year's piece about how the Exodus leveled social boundaries with an article about what the Pesah story teaches us about social distancing today.
Ezra Zuckerman Sivan comments on the story of Zelophehad and his daughters.
Ezra Sivan asks: Where is the justice in the tenth plague?
Ezra Sivan reexamines the relationship between Rachel and Leah.
Ezra Sivan explores the idea of confession, through the eyes of King David
Ezra Sivan challenges our understanding of the fifth commandment and all of Sefer Devarim.
Ezra Sivan uncovers hidden meaning in what happened and didn't happen during the Israelites' journey in the wilderness.
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