Samuel Solnik, a Polish-born dentist living in Jerusalem in the 1940s, claimed descent from King David and tried to convince his fellow Jews and the world powers that his family should sit on the ancient throne of Israel
While many OECD countries are adding information technology to the curriculum, Israel has been cutting maths and sciences in favor of religious and Jewish studies
Opinion Smotrich's 'Laws of the Torah' Are as Delusional as the Christian Right's 'Judeo-Christian Values'
Far-right politician Bezalel Smotrich is fluent in Judaism's canonical texts. He's also a minority-bashing ignoramus married to a mythological theocratic past constructing a 'Torah' in his own brutish image
‘I kind of fell into it,’ says Robert Alter of his decades-long project of retranslating the Bible, ensuing from a request to write ‘about Genesis or Kafka’
Netanyahu asked the science minister to make sure the spacecraft will carry a Hebrew bible. Little does the prime minister know, the ship already contains one – on a flash drive
In the beginning there was a 4th-century Latin translation of the Hebrew Bible, but over the millennia a myriad English translations 'moved vpon the water'
An earthquake that ripped apart Solomon’s Temple was mentioned in the Bible and described in colorful detail by Josephus – and now geologists show what really happened
Whether online or at actual brick-and-mortar facilities in the Holy Land, thousands of evangelical Christians are increasingly turning to Jewish educators in pursuit of ‘authentic Torah teaching’
Excavations at Kiryat Yearim may show the handiwork of King Jeroboam and suggest that the Ark was a symbol of unity between rival kingdoms
'This is a copy of God’s ship. It only makes sense to take it to God’s land,' says Devout Christian businessman Johan Huibers, who devoted four years to building the ark according to specifications in the Bible
Dating to the 1st century B.C.E., the inscription was found on a repurposed piece of a stone column in a Roman building, near the city's entrance
Historians weigh in on Jeff Sessions’ use of Paul’s letter to the Romans to justify the Trump administration’s immigration policy, and its connections with Hitler, slaveholders and apartheid regimes
Haaretz catches up with the Hollywood star as he downs Arak on a kibbutz while taking a break from filming a modern retelling of the biblical rivalry between Esau and Jacob, based on the novel by Meir Shalev
A visit to the hot spot where evangelicals believe the end-of-days battle will play out has Christian tourists in, well, raptures
Israeli researchers have embarked on a four-year quest to accurately date the remains of ancient Jerusalem, hoping to find clues about the biblical city and the elusive kingdom of David and Solomon
Netanyahu is ominously and obsessively warning that Israel may not survive to see its 100th anniversary, based in part on his reading of the Bible. It's a tragedy for all of us that his interpretation is wrong
It may be that in the Hasmonean film in which Netanyahu lives, he counted on his son to continue the Jewish monarchy ruling Israel. But it seems the penny has dropped for Netanyahu: Yair isn't good for the Jews
It’s not about observance, it’s about nationalism – and sanctifying the Israeli army
With a little help from his wife, researcher Alexey Yuditsky substituted one letter for another and got a lesson on the expulsion of man from the Garden of Eden
3,000-year-old DNA of ancient Canaanites is a 93 percent match with modern Lebanese population, proving 'continuity of occupation' in Levant
Deputy Speaker Bezalel Smotrich's admiration for the biblical genocidaire Joshua bin Nun leads him to adopt values that resemble those of the German SS
Sixteen contestants from Israel and abroad reached the final after overcoming 74 other competitors from 39 countries
Scripture mentions strange visions of nameless single-horned beasts. But what did the ancient word translated as 'unicorn' really mean?
The inconsequentiality with which some of Haaretz's writers treat the Jewish faith and the religiously observant community does not attest to depth and talent
It would behoove Israeli politicians to avoid a one-dimensional, mistaken and misleading interpretation of biblical literature, and to avoid subordinating this classic work to a limited and ephemeral party platform.
If the term has a scriptural ring to it, it’s because the concept of 'arei miklat,' the Hebrew phrase, can be found in the Torah.
For the Jewish poet, the Statue of Liberty was not a monument to shared French-American values, but a defiant symbol of American exceptionalism steeped in Hebraic values.
It is not an honor for Rabbi Hier or for Judaism to be associated with Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric or his inauguration. It is a disgrace.
In his rather radical survey of Jewish literature from antiquity to the last century, Adam Kirsch highlights the importance of eclectic religious and worldly texts and authors for synagogue-shy Jews today.
As bad weather continues, experts assess damage after collapse of 1st-century B.C.E. structure; unidentified man dies of hypothermia at Kfar Sava hospital.