With some help from Maimonides, Aristotle, Dr. Johnson, and Chekhov.
Halakhah and the trolley problem.
And reject the assumption that they are irrational and simplistic.
The divine situation comedy.
Balancing law and intuition.
The conflicting ideals of virtue and law.
And in a good way, too.
Israel’s army and society are morally strong and resilient.
In Operation Protective Edge, the Israeli military acted with self-discipline and respect for human dignity—core values deeply rooted in the Jewish tradition.
Judaism recognizes vegetarianism as an ideal, wrote Israel's first chief rabbi, Abraham Isaac Kook, but Jews must not elevate the welfare of animals above that of human beings.
More and more Americans think religion is a force for good—but increasingly they also want nothing to do with it. These two facts are. . .