The Long Road to Heaven

If God loves us, why did He place us in such a dark and evil world?

Search for Truth

Searching for religious truth is more than a matter of faith. It requires a unique blend of genuine tolerance with cogent reasoning and intellectual honesty.

Good without God

Reason alone is not enough to keep human beings humane.

3. The Way of G-d: The Infinite

Three terms that describe the Infinite Being.

4 Misconceptions Jews Have About Judaism

Exploring Judaism can mean un-learning mistaken ideas, as much as it means learning new ones.

When Bad Things Happen

If God is good, why is the world so bad?

22. Free Will

Are human decisions based solely on predictable factors?

21. Emulating G-d

A shift in attitude can build a deep relationship with G-d.

19. Why did G-d Create?

G-d is in full control, constantly offering us pleasure.

18. The Garden of Pleasure

Every human activity is a pursuit of pleasure.

17. Created for Pleasure

Life, universe, and the purpose of everything.

15. One, Not Two

It is impossible for there to exist more than one G-d.

13. Is G-d Spiritual?

G-d is not an angel, love or peace – any more than He is wood or stone.

12. Will We Ever Grasp G-d?

Some spiritual entities are bound by time, not space.

10. No Conflicting Interests

Though we cannot describe G-d, we can describe our perceptive experience.

9. The Unity Paradox

Any way we describe G-d appears to limit Him.

24. A World of Choice

Dilemmas, challenges, confusion... our greatest pleasures in life!

23. The Pleasure of Choice

When we choose well, we should feel great about ourselves.

8. Existence as an Act of Will

G-d's existence does not depend on anything else at all.

7. Primal Existence

Understanding G-d's independence.

6. The Big Bang

A world that is getting older has to have a starting point.

5. First Cause

Why something infinite had to create the finite universe.

The Meaning Of Life

Until you know what you are willing to die for, you have not yet begun to live.

World of Love #1 - Purpose of Creation

God's motivation for creating the world sheds light on our own life goals.

Random Suffering?

Not a chance. Adversity -- wherever it strikes, whomever it takes and whomever its spares -- always has a reason, even when it cannot be discerned.

Seeing the Elephant

It's natural to protect ourselves from information we perceive as threatening. But it can be a big monkey wrench in seeing the elephant and recognizing God.

Trusting God

When reading reports of hair-raising cruelty, trusting God means knowing that the answers to why Israel is under attack are there, even if they are not obvious at the moment.

God's Masterplan

The world is one long chain of events, dating all the way back to Adam.

The Names of God

Exploring the meaning of God's two most essentials names: An excerpt from R. Weisz's new book PrayerWorks.

Suffering and Consolation: A Father's Perspective

My daughter's battle with leukemia taught me how to find consolation even in the midst of terrible pain.

Did God Speak at Sinai?

What supports the claim that God spoke to the entire Jewish people at the foot of Mount Sinai?

Hashem: The Name

Why do some Jews refer to God as "Hashem"?

Exodus: What's the Big Deal?

Every component of the Exodus was meant to reveal another facet of how God is involved in the world.

Nike and the Purpose of Life

What is the purpose of existence? Let's first answer: What is the purpose of the Nike shoe factory?

World of Love #8 - Physical-Spiritual Unity

The greatest satisfaction is accomplishing in a world where God is hidden.

How Can We Be Sure of Anything

In this age of information overload, how do we sort out the good from the bad? Here are powerful techniques to really "know what you know."

Maimonides #9 - The Uniqueness of Torah

With the understanding that Torah is absolute, there is no time when it becomes inappropriate or irrelevant.

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