I, thou, and the recognition of fundamental humanity.
Even at the Hebrew University at mid-century, when the likes of Martin Buber and Gershom Scholem walked the halls, Pines stood out for his prodigious knowledge of everything.
The legacy of the great scholar of Jewish mysticism.
New, newer, and newest Ḥasidim.
Erich Neumannn and the “spiritual crisis” of modern Jewry.
Lag ba-Omer and a German Jew’s path to a once-neglected subject.
That’s not a bad thing, but a sensitive new biography is still worth reading.
Is his unusual childhood the key?
A universalist doctrine for the modern era.
The fire at the core of Leviticus.
From Hermann Cohen to Joseph B. Soloveitchik.
Science, death, and the origins of religion.
“Alcohol, stolen geese, and wives pleading with their husbands to come back home.”
A number of modern Jewish thinkers, beginning with Martin Buber, have tried to create a theology based on the belief that Judaism’s core truths lie. . .