Why Christians Are Reading the Work of Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik

June 22 2018

In his book The Lonely Man of Faith, Joseph B. Soloveitchik—one of the leading American rabbis in the second half of the 20th century—famously compares the two accounts of the creation of humanity in Genesis 1 and 2. In the first, God tells man to “fill the earth and conquer it”;  in the second God places him in the garden “to work it and to keep it.” Soloveitchik thus contrasts “Adam I,” the man of science, politics, and business, with “Adam II,” who is focused on piety and duty. Noting that this book is becoming increasingly popular with Christians, Meir Soloveichik seeks to explain why::

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More about: American Religion, Christianity, Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Judaism, Reinhold Niebuhr, Religion

The Knesset Has Resumed Its Business, but Both Sides Have Broken Unwritten Rules

March 27 2020

Yesterday, eleven months of political stalemate in Israel appeared to have come to an end as the sitting prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his main rival, Benny Gantz, agreed to form a unity government together with some of the smaller parties. This development has fractured Gantz’s Blue and White party into its constituent factions. Meanwhile, the resignation of Yuli Edelstein as interim Knesset speaker—a position meant to be occupied for just a few hours, but which he has held for nearly a year—has allowed the Knesset to resume business as usual.

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Benny Gantz, Israeli politics, Knesset