Bones of Joseph: A Movie and the Meaning of the Exodus
The final event of Joshua gives us a new way of understanding the story of…
The End of Joshua and the Meaning of Memory
The last speeches of Joshua teach us something profound about unity and national memory.
Altar-cation: The Almost Civil War
A crisis averted at the end of Joshua reveals the meaning of the Jewish covenant.
Lewis Carroll, Norton Juster, and the Limits of the Possible
Joshua's conversation with his fellow descendants of Joseph asks Jews to redefine the very nature…
Jerusalem, Hebron, and the Nature of Judaism
The apportionment of the land allows us to better comprehend the symbolism of two beloved…
The Stopping of the Sun and the Miracle of the Moon
A wondrous event in the midst of battle embodies Israel's relationship with the Almighty. …
Ozymandias vs. Joshua: A Tale of Antiquity and Eternity
A ritual in Joshua inspires us to ponder the meaning of monuments.
Joshua, Henry V, and the Battle of Ai
Joshua allows us to appreciate why Shakespeare's most famous battlefield speech is often taken out…
The Many Shofars of Jewish History
The miraculous conquest of Jericho utilizes an ancient Jewish instrument and teaches a musical lesson.
Ethereal Angels and Sacred Sand
Joshua's encounter with a mysterious being inspires us to reflect on the nature of the…