Eric Cohen is executive director of the Tikvah Fund. He is the author of In the Shadow of Progress: Being Human in the Age of Technology (2008), editor-at-large of the New Atlantis, and a contributor to numerous publications.
In a world without a creator God Who actually cares about us and about what we do, reducing pain becomes the primary thing that matters. And that leads to all sorts of deformities.
American society faces a deep crisis of meaning to which the city, and the idea, of Jerusalem has an answer. It is needed by Jews, and as much or more by Christians.
What are we to make of the fiery images, stories, and rituals that inform Jewish liturgy and Jewish self-understanding?
Today’s threats to Jewish life are many. Can a movement be formed to overcome them? What would it look like?
Both in America and in Israel, the liberal faith of too many Jews has imperiled the Jewish future. Needed is a serious, thoughtful, and authentically Jewish alternative.