“God Hidden in Heaven’s Vaults.”
Naftali Zvi Yehudah Berlin and Ḥayyim Soloveitchik.
“Israel represents a vindication of faith and prayer through the ages; it is a symbol of revival, a message of hope.”
How can a state that relinquishes parts of the biblical Land of Israel be considered “absolutely sacred”?
“We won! Am Yisrael ḥai!”
Jewish universalism has never thrived without particularism.
Bringing the Divine Presence back from exile.
“The less we force Judaism, the more people will choose it.”
It’s hard to point to a fundamental disagreement between the religious Zionist and haredi communities.
The resulting conflicts are opportunities, not awkward problems.
Is religion becoming mainstream in the Jewish state?
The noted scholar joins our podcast to analyze an important speech Soloveitchik gave on the eve of the Suez Crisis, deriving meaning for the circumstance from the Bible’s Song of Songs.
Law, Zionism, and imitation of God.
David Ben-Gurion desired the “redemption of the Jewish people.”