The author of “Shibboleths and Sun Salutations: Should Religious Jews Practice Yoga?” joins us to defend his ideas.
The “smiting gods” of its holy of holies.
From Barry Goldwater’s second cousin to the Park Slope Jewish center.
His ancestry was questionable, but he may have kept kosher.
Mistaking the sign for the thing itself.
Being someone before God.
Projecting fantasies of power.
A theory based on a mistranslation.
Hills? Mounds? Platforms?
Judaism and the “last of the magicians.”
Fighting idolatry in the 8th century BCE.
The reforms of Hezekiah.
“We look forward to hearing your paper on why the gods must be fed the blood of sacrificial victims.”
Why the northern kingdom provoked the prophets’ ire.