Authors Posts by Tzvi Sinensky
In older times, Christian New Year’s Day celebrations were sometimes marked by antisemitic incidents. Although such days are behind us, Tzvi Sinensky recalls the antisemitic canard that Jewish men menstruated, a pervasive and disturbing myth that demeaned Jews and all women.
The Maccabees were renowned as gibborim. But what exactly is gevurah, and what does it mean for dicussions about manhood and Zionism? Tzvi Sinensky uses Hanukkah as a starting point for this contemporary conversation.
Tzvi Sinensky argues compellingly for a new way to understand the relationship between Shir HaShirim and Pesach in times of quarantine.
In a piece that resonates today, Tzvi Sinensky examines what made the Jews' salvation from the plague of the firstborns so miraculous.
Tzvi Sinensky explores the hidden world of Esther with the help of Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Tzvi Sinensky comments on the pitfalls of being overly dependent on the "Talmudic reid."
Tzvi Sinensky suggests that we can best understand the Haggadah against the backdrop of Sefer Devarim.
Tzvi Sinensky contends that the rabbinic and feminist readings of Vashti are not diametrically opposed.
Tzvi Sinensky suggests that the Megillah itself confronts the question of Purim's legitimacy.
Tzvi Sinensky on how Sefer Haggai unlocks the meaning of Hodesh Elul.