Jeffrey Bloom

Jeffrey Bloom is a graduate of the University of Chicago and the co-editor of Strauss, Spinoza & Sinai: Orthodox Judaism and Modern Questions of Faith.

How Literally Do Jews Take the Hebrew Bible?

A major tenet of rabbinic Judaism is that the Bible is not to be taken literally. But of course that’s not the whole story.

Sept. 17 2022 12:05AM

Addicts Do Need to Get Right with God, but That Doesn't Mean They Need Religion

The tools of religion can help; but, like the tools of science, they can also harm.

Aug. 28 2017 12:01AM

God, Religion, and America's Addiction Crisis

Modern medicine, psychology, and behavioral science can help some addicts. But for the underlying spiritual condition, an older set of tools—like Judaism’s—has more to offer.

Aug. 7 2017 12:01AM