My encounters with the life and legacy of Velvl Greene.
And the 17th-century Spanish book that influenced it.
The medieval church helped science more than it repressed it.
René Descartes, Thomas Kuhn, and the rejection of tradition.
A bad omen for everyone, or just non-Jews?
A ḥaredi rabbi endorses quackery.
Debating Darwin in synagogue.
A groundbreaking essay.
Fear of retribution vs. craving transcendence.
Or was he just trying to undermine his opponents’ morale?
From the frontiers of religious freedom in Texas to the black holes of the final frontier.
Shifting definitions and circular arguments.
Nothing is more natural than belief in the supernatural.
It’s all about language.
The most polished writing and
sharpest analysis in the Jewish world.