Tom Friedman: Metaphors are the Perfect Metaphor for Mideast

Tom Friedman: Metaphors are the Perfect Metaphor for Mideast

Distinguished New York Times columnist Tom Friedman’s most recent column has made waves around the world with its assertion that “metaphors are the perfect–indeed, the only–metaphor for the Mideast.” According to the Times’ columnist, the only way to make sense of the Mideast is by considering it a metaphor of a metaphor. “You know, what more »

Toldot – “What is my birthright?”

In Parsha Toldot, we read one of the most fascinating and mystifying accounts in the five books of Moses. Isaac, Abraham’s son and the second forefather, is growing old and must convey his blessing to the next generation – to his son that will be the heir and final forefather. In Isaac’s mind, that son more »