Some reflections on solitary prayer and mixed-sex seating.
A Jewish perspective on “biographies” of religious classics.
Evidence that Judaism can’t be reduced to intellectual abstractions.
“A time of greatness.”
Not just for ministers.
Yuval Noah Harari’s nihilist Bible.
Tending to our particular commitments.
Emotional subjectivity in Jewish law and ethics.
Not an expression of indignity, but of commitment to being an agent of the divine will.
Not to feel any guilt, any troubling of the conscience, is a sign of our own moral failure.
Dwight Eisenhower and Meyer Birnbaum.
“How God spoke is a mystery. That God spoke is of the utmost significance.”
In praise of an unfashionable literary master.
Protecting the victim and the poor.