Holiness without Asceticism

A new collection of essays argues that the early rabbis succeeded by offering ordinary Jews the opportunity to be spiritual without renouncing a worldly way of life.

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More about: Asceticism, Essenes, Holiness, Pharisees, Rabbis, Spirituality, Talmud

Israel’s New Government Flies in the Face of the Country’s Western Critics

June 17 2021

Commenting on the recent swearing-in of the new governing coalition in Jerusalem, Shany Mor writes:

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More about: Israeli politics, Israeli society