Interfaith dialogue in a different key.
A leading rabbi looks at the theological significance of the honorific given to a Jewish martyr, and explains how it differs from the typical honorific given to the Jewish dead.
Understanding and translating the seminal text of Jewish theology.
The limits of Orthodox theology.
Does God need man to stop His suffering?
Marcion, Schleiermacher, and the theory that the Old and New Testaments refer to different gods.
An irrevocable bond.
Modern freedoms leave us wanting more. The author of our monthly essay joins us and a noted rabbi to talk about how conversion came to be an antidote to liberal restlessness.
Longing to leave liberalism behind, everyone from Catholics to Communists is experimenting with self-transformation. What’s fueling that desire, and is it strong enough to make the break?
A cosmic puzzle best left unsolved.
The author of our October essay joins us to talk about the sources of Jewish resilience, and to share his memories of the Six-Day War.
Jews are a people that has long battled for ideas. Can any sense of purpose be forged in the absence of theology, or a lifelong engagement with the texts of the Jewish canon?
Kabbalah, the “ancient Hebrews,” and Europe’s most famous Jewish heretic.