Benedict Spinoza

Why stop at saying that belief is just as rational as unbelief?

Nathan Laufer
April 12 2022 12:01AM

“A dialogue with Maimonides.”

Steven Nadler
Oct. 22 2020 12:01AM

It’s hard to be a Jewish philosopher.

Yoysef Tunkel
July 27 2020 12:01AM

Reading the Bible as a justification for liberty.

May 19 2020 12:01AM

Kabbalah, the “ancient Hebrews,” and Europe’s most famous Jewish heretic.

Clare Carlisle and Yitzhak Melamed
May 15 2020 12:01AM

If it happened, it was over money, not theology.

Steven Nadler
Jan. 8 2019 12:01AM

A philosopher’s approach.

Kenneth Seeskin
Oct. 13 2016 12:01AM

Subsuming Judaism to liberalism.

May 23 2016 12:01AM

And his ode to freedom of inquiry.

Steven Nadler
May 5 2016 12:01AM

A tale of three former yeshiva students.

Jan. 11 2016 12:01AM

Amsterdam’s Portuguese Jewish community has declined—rightly—to rescind its notorious 1656 ban of excommunication against the renegade philosopher. 

Steven Nadler
May 27 2014 12:01AM

The incompatibility of reason and revelation may be a modern fetish; to the ancients, the medievals, and even the early moderns, there was such. . .

Peter E. Gordon
Nov. 18 2013 12:00AM

The history of Europe since the 18th century has been the story of successive attempts to find alternatives to God. The costs are mounting up.

June 14 2013 12:00AM