Table of Contents
A Note on Transliteration from Hebrew
Introduction • Who Was (and Is) Abraham?
Chapter One • Call and Commission
Chapter Two • Frustrations and Fulfillments
Chapter Three • The Test
Chapter Four • The Rediscovery of God
Chapter Five • Torah or Gospel?
Chapter Six • One Abraham or Three?
Index of Primary Sources
Index of Modern Authors
Bloody bucket brigades and white galoshes: Not everyone celebrates Passover with four cups and four questions. Rachel Scheinerman on Passover in Samaria and Ethiopia.
A traveling exhibit attempts to explain the Jewish fascination with Mah Jongg, a favorite past-time of mid-century Jewish suburbia, Jewish country clubs, and Catskill resorts.
As Nathan Englander no doubt knows, it is impossible to read kaddish.com without thinking of his own well-publicized background as a yeshiva student who turned away from Orthodoxy.
Berenson’s teacher Charles Eliot Norton dismissively dubbed Berenson's method the “ear and toenail school,” but Berenson employed the technique in his first book to great effect.