“In view of the sex-soaked Egyptian phallocracy, no wonder monotheistic women shook their timbrels in celebration when they left.”
Why the biblical Deity isn’t like Zeus or Thor.
The author of Strange Rites joins us to talk about the expansion of spiritual energy into nearly every domain of contemporary life, from shopping to health to politics.
Illustrating a talmudic passage.
Showing the Israelite God’s masterful transvaluation of the Egyptian pantheon.
The “smiting gods” of its holy of holies.
Witches, SoulCycle, and the post-Christian future.
The conquest of Atarot.
Will paganism supplant monotheism?
An answer to ancient Near Eastern mythology.
Life with dignity vs. death with dignity.
From the shamanic ceremonies of Brooklyn to the organic-cocoa-beans-and-beer sacrifices of Hawaii.
Shedding light on Canaanite culture.
In this week’s Torah reading, God feeds the people quail “until it comes out of their noses.”