Host means army, but who were God’s armies?
The Jewish tradition of private engagement with God has long been neglected in favor of formalized, communal prayer. It is high time to revive it.
The use of religious terminology, rituals, and theological concepts by nominally atheist groups suggests that they are not quite as distant from traditional theism as they claim.
The Torah is silent on the details of Moses’ forty-year year sojourn in Midian, suggesting a period of ascetic retreat that God forces him. . .
Philosophers no longer reject the necessity of God’s existence; a new book attempts to go farther than that.
On Hanukkah, the lights and distractions of the material world fade before the true source of enlightenment.
How the idea of exile, in the Bible only one punishment among many, evolved into a metaphor for Israel’s alienation from God—a condition that could. . .
The Pew Research Center’s recent survey, A Portrait of Jewish Americans, reveals that for those Jews who choose to remain Jews, religion and peoplehood are still one and inseparable.. . .
Serious theists and atheists, though they frequently debate the reality of God, hardly ever use the word “God” in the same way.
In the wake of national or personal tragedy, is there a way for Jews to protest divine injustice by “tacking” in prayer?
“There is nothing paradoxical about disbelieving the historical claim that the Torah was given to Moses from heaven . . . and believing it as a point of faith.”