About the Author

Rabbi Moshe Zeldman

Rabbi Moshe Zeldman performed undergraduate work in Artificial Intelligence and Philosophy at the University of Toronto, and has rabbinic ordination from Aish HaTorah. 

The Mystery of Matzah

Does matzah represent slavery or freedom?

The Non-Jew who Saved My Father from the Nazis

How one act of kindness triggered never-ending reverberations that are still being felt today.

Does Judaism believe in Heaven and Hell?

A quick Jewish perspective, with no devil and pitch forks.

Einstein's Biggest Mistake

Ingrained bias caused Einstein to make what he called the biggest blunder of his career.

What is a Mitzvah?

Every commandment is an opportunity to build a relationship with God.

What Is a Jew?

Are we a religion, a nation, a race, or something else altogether?

29. Environmental Ethics

Sensitivity to animals helps develop greater sensitivity to people.

28. Learning from Relationships

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

27. Spiritual Metaphor

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

26. The Illusion of Imperfection

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

25. Holding the Branch

Constant choices between perfection and imperfection.

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.

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.

20. The Ultimate Pleasure

Building a 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.

16. The Purpose of Creation

What are you trying to attain?

15. One, Not Two

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

14. Review of Chapter One

The Ramchal's five key points.

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.

11. G-d's Expressions in This World

Which anthropomorphisms are appropriate?

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.

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.

4. Unimaginable Perfection

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

3. The Way of G-d: The Infinite

Three terms that describe the Infinite Being.

2. The Way of G-d: Belief and Knowledge

Defining faith, belief and knowledge.

1. The Way of G-d: Introduction

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

The Enigma of Being Jewish

Are we a religion or a race? Or something entirely different?

What is the Purpose of Life?

Jewish thought answers with one word: pleasure.

Behind the Mask

Why do we wear costumes on Purim?

10 Ideas for Your Seder

How to make the Seder fun for kids and meaningful for adults.

Did God Speak at Sinai?

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

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