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The Liberating Experience of Judgment

The Liberating Experience of Judgment

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Yes these are Days of Awe, but they are days of exhilaration too.

Maimonides #9 - The Uniqueness of Torah

Maimonides #9 - The Uniqueness of Torah

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

Maimonides #8 - Divinity of the Torah

Maimonides #8 - Divinity of the Torah

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

Maimonides #7 - Prophecy of Moses

Maimonides #7 - Prophecy of Moses

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

Maimonides #6 - Prophecy

Maimonides #6 - Prophecy

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

Maimonides #5 - Service of God

Maimonides #5 - Service of God

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The roots of idolatry and free will.

Maimonides #4 - Creation Ex Nihilo

Maimonides #4 - Creation Ex Nihilo

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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

Maimonides #3 - God's Incorporeality

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

Maimonides #2 - God's Unity

Maimonides #2 - God's Unity

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

Maimonides #1 - God as Creator

Maimonides #1 - God as Creator

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

Beyond the Matrix

Beyond the Matrix

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Explore a number of meaningful issues raised by the film The Matrix.

Faith and Faithfulness

Faith and Faithfulness

by Rabbi Mattisyahu Salomon, with Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Reinman

Personal trustworthiness is the foundation for faith in God. Why?

Whose Abraham?

Whose Abraham?

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An interfaith superstar?

Professors Who See No Evil

Professors Who See No Evil

by John Leo

Most college students are being taught that there is no truth, removing debate from the modern campus. The result? Intolerance and closed-mindedness.

Sukkot and the War against Terror

Sukkot and the War against Terror

by Yonason Goldson

The ideological battle over genuine security and strength.

A Genuine Article of Faith

A Genuine Article of Faith

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What makes a drawing a Michelangelo? And what makes a religion Divine?

World of Love #8 - Physical-Spiritual Unity

World of Love #8 - Physical-Spiritual Unity

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

Faith and the Mideast Problem

Faith and the Mideast Problem

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All leaders draw their power from faith. The only question is where that faith is directed. In times of national crisis, that decision is critically important.

Capital-R Reality

Capital-R Reality

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We are witnessing events that shake us and cause a seismic shift in perception. Attaining clarity of what it all means is our goal on Yom Kippur.

Suddenly Sinai

Suddenly Sinai

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With Palestinian propaganda aimed at severing the Jewish Biblical connection to the Holy Land, the revelation at Mount Sinai has suddenly been thrust into the spotlight.

Trusting God

Trusting God

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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.

It's So Hard!

It's So Hard!

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It's today's mantra. But there are times when even super-human effort isn't hard. How do we get over that hurdle?

Nike and the Purpose of Life

Nike and the Purpose of Life

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

Confessions of a Creationist

Confessions of a Creationist

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I always thought creationists were Bible-belt fundamentalists. Denying evolution would put me on their side, and jeopardize my self-image as an East coast Jewish intellectual...

Seven Wonders of Jewish History (audio)

Seven Wonders of Jewish History (audio)

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Explore 7 remarkable milestones of Jewish history that defy historical patterns and fulfill ancient prophecies.

The Design Argument

The Design Argument

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

Seeing the Elephant

Seeing the Elephant

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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.

Our Drive For Meaning

Our Drive For Meaning

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

Making Contact

Making Contact

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

God: An Introduction

God: An Introduction

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

Search for Truth

Search for Truth

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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.

Jews for Jesus

Jews for Jesus

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Underhanded tactics lure unsuspecting Jews into joining a Christian movement.