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The Day of the Lord
The fundamental Jewish belief rests in God, the Creator, Who is One, Who rules His universe with justice and compassion and Who is concerned with man and demands moral conduct from him. It led to a
From Judges to Monarchy
After resolving the inheritance of the daughters of Zelophehad, Moses addressed the Lord: 'Let the Lord, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation, who may go out before
Jonah: The Conscientious Objector
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND Jonah ben Amitai is mentioned briefly in II Kings, where he delivered a short prophecy during the reign of King Jeroboam II (765-745 BCE) who restored the border of Israel from
The Mystery of the Urim Ve-Tummim
One of the special vestments of the High Priest was the Hoshen Mishpat. ("breastplate of judgment"). In Exodus we read And you shall set in it [the breastplate] settings of stones, four rows of
Samson: A Tragedy in Three Acts
In contrast to Greek tragedy, which has a "disastrous ending brought about by a central character impelled by fate" (Webster's definition), biblical tragedy traces the unhappy ending to a flaw in the
Zedekiah: Last King of Judah
Zedekiah was the last King of Judah, in whose reign it collapsed under the onslaught of Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, on the Ninth Day of Ab in the year 586 BCE. We may gain some better understanding of
History of the Jewish Bible Quarterly
With this issue, we celebrate the 40th year (157 issues) of uninterrupted publication of the Jewish Bible Quarterly. The JBQ was launched in the Fall of 1972 by Dr. Louis Katzoff z"l under the title
Subtleties in the Story of Joseph and Potiphar's Wife
Joseph's dramatic encounter with Potiphar's wife is related in Genesis 39:7-23. Just a few verses portray the daily attempts by Potiphar's wife to seduce the handsome and charismatic Joseph, as well