The problem with making the Bible a Great Book.
The former seeks answers; the latter seeks the questions that can help situate human beings existentially and rationally within the universe.
Twilight of the anti-Semites.
Like Walt Whitman in Song of Myself, the Hebrew Bible is large, it contains multitudes.
The genius of BHL?
Battling the Gods.
Promoting philosophy while giving political society and revelation their due.
So why do intellectuals pretend otherwise?
A groundbreaking essay.
It goes back to Genesis.
A tale of three former yeshiva students.