Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, who served as the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of Palestine, is generally regarded as the intellectual progenitor of religious Zionism. Born. . .
Did the New Testament book of Revelation begin life as an apocalyptic text that predated the rise of Christianity?
As the festival on which both temples were dedicated, Sukkot is associated in both prophetic and rabbinic literature with the messianic era—and historically with several. . .
Was the example of a failed Jewish messiah the inspiration for John Milton’s brief epic poem, Paradise Regained, published in 1671?
If religious Zionism is to reclaim its place in Israeli society, it must embrace a Judaism that stands on ideas and values, not on divine authority.
Marxism, third-worldism, and environmentalism are all left-wing substitutes for Original Sin, argues the French philosopher Pascal Bruckner, and no less threatening.