Morality: Who Needs God?

If there is an absolute standard of morality, then there must be a God. Disagree? Consider the alternative.

God and Jewish Belief

God is both the Force of creation, and the Director of history.

World of Love #7 - The Possibility of Evil

God may make it difficult for us to approach Him in order to increase our eventual reward.

World of Love #6 - Doing Good Unto Others

Doing good unto others is a key component of spiritual health.

4. Unimaginable Perfection

Grasping the nature of a being that is beyond our finite understanding.

World of Love #5 - Closeness to God

The existence of good and evil allows man to make the right choice, and merit greater closeness to God.

World of Love #4 - Glow of Accomplishment

One of the highest human pleasures is that of accomplishment -- completing a job well done.

World of Love #3 - Uniqueness of Mankind

The gift of a Divine soul separates man from the rest of God's creatures.

World of Love #2 - Perceiving the Infinite

What ultimate good does God offer His creations? Our ability to connect to Him.

Belief in God

Strengthening one's intellectual understanding and emotional connection to the Divine.

Maimonides #13 - Resurrection of the Dead

Why is it necessary to bring the body and soul together for ultimate eternal reward?

Maimonides #12 - The Messianic Era

Waiting for the Messiah means knowing that he will bring the world to the recognition of the Almighty and at last fulfill the national mission of Israel.

Maimonides #10-11 - God's Omniscience

Rosh Hashana instills the awareness that God judges and rewards my actions, which gives meaning, purpose, and justification to life.

Maimonides #8 - Divinity of the Torah

Every letter of the Written and Oral Torah transmitted through Moshe Rabbeinu was of Divine origin.

Maimonides #7 - Prophecy of Moses

The uniqueness of the Siniatic experience differentiates the Jewish faith from all others.

Why Celebrate with Bitter Herbs?

Yes, God took us out of Egypt, but He put us there in the first place!

Maimonides #6 - Prophecy

Divine inspiration cannot provide a sufficient basis for an authoritative Torah.

Maimonides #4 - Creation Ex Nihilo

With this Principle, the Rambam parts company with Aristotle and describes a God who necessarily preceded Creation and is free to choose to create.

Maimonides #3 - God's Incorporeality

If one believes that God is physical, inevitably he will feel capable of escaping Him.

Maimonides #2 - God's Unity

Pleasure and pain, joy and sorrow all have one Source.

Maimonides #1 - God as Creator

Why should an affirmation of God's absolute existence determine one's ability to fulfill Torah?

Making Contact

How can we perceive the Infinite while stuck in a finite world?

Transcendence and Oneness

Kurt Vonnegut and encounters with the Infinite source of existence.

God: An Introduction

Delve into some mind-boggling concepts in this exploration of the Jewish definition of God.

The Design Argument

Does the intricate design of the universe serve as evidence for the existence of God?

If You Were God

We often question God's ways. But given the chance, how would we do things differently?

God and Nature

All events, large and small, ultimately result from God's will.

Understanding God

The Creator of space and time is unique from all existence.

Wrestling with Suffering

Jewish philosophical approaches to one of life's fundamental questions.

Why Is there Suffering?

Theology's oldest dilemma reveals Judaism's most profound truths.

Sin Is Not What It Seems

The word "sin" has no connection with endless guilt and eternal damnation. But it does have a lot to do with archery.

The Five Belts of Being Intellectual

Gaining objective definitions is the first step to intellectual honesty. Applying those definitions to life is what determines greatness.

Your 10 Guiding Principles for Life

A tool for staying focused on what's really important in life.

Our Drive For Meaning

Meaning is one of man's greatest needs. Can life have meaning if existence is the result of a random occurrence?

Moral Independence

Being a Jew demands developing the intellectual and moral courage to live by what is true, even if the whole world stands opposed.

The Atheist Crusade

A Jewish rebuttal to Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion

Five Levels of Pleasure

Life is full of pleasures. But some are a quantum leap above the rest.

1. The Way of G-d: Introduction

Read each word carefully... and all its secrets will be within your grasp.

26. The Illusion of Imperfection

G-d has to go out of His way to create a world with deficiencies.

27. Spiritual Metaphor

How the "props on the stage of life" help us connect with G-d.

28. Learning from Relationships

Relationships provide the deepest insights into our connection with G-d.

29. Environmental Ethics

Sensitivity to animals helps develop greater sensitivity to people.

1. Religion: Deed or Creed?

Exploring what is the definition of a “good Jew.”

2. The Key to Change

Debunking the concept of vicarious atonement.

3. Original Sin

The path to spiritual wholeness, post-Adam and Eve.

4. Mechanics of Change

The Jew stands in self-judgment in an act of personal improvement.

5. The Most Important Mitzvah

Removing one little piece may ruin the whole picture.

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