Why You Don't Understand the Bible

The Jewish sages of antiquity were in the best position to interpret and comprehend the Torah.

Sinai for Non-Jews

What makes the giving of the Torah so universally relevant and necessary?

Six Constant Mitzvos #6: Indulge?

Who's in control: Your mind or your heart?

Six Constant Mitzvos: Why Fear God?

Respect is the foundation of every relationship.

Moses and the Pope

The recent beatification of Pope John Paul II highlights Judaism's unique basis of belief.

Israel: Where We Belong

Creating our connection to the land of Israel.

The Six Constant Mitzvos: Introduction

The building blocks of our relationship with God. How to apply and live with them.

Atheism and Morality

Why do so many atheists make moral proclamations?

A Reasonable Argument for God’s Existence?

Responding to atheists' seven main objections against my presentation of the Argument from Design.

Esther and the Moon

Purim and the mystery of Esther's non-Jewish name.

The Design Argument: Answers to Atheists' Objections

Turns out Richard Dawkins' watchmaker has 20/20 vision after all.

When Bad Things Happen

A Jewish perspective on one of life's toughest questions.

Miracle on Ice - Chanukah Edition

The Jewish definition of “miraculous” is different from Merriam-Webster.

Heaven Can Wait: The Sabbath, Part 3

If heaven's eternal bliss really lasts for an eternity, why doesn't it get boring?

Philosophy of Food

Medicine for the body or salve for the soul?

Good without God

Reason alone is not enough to keep human beings humane.

Big Creator, Little Creator: The Sabbath, Part 2

Rest is far more than the absence of work.

Does God Get Tired? The Sabbath: Part 1

Why would an All-Powerful God need to rest?


Meaning or randomness: confronting mutually exclusive worldviews on Yom Kippur.

Great Expectations

During the first days of the Jewish year everything matters.

FAQs: The Mission Statement of the Jewish People

It's our national responsibility to repair the world.

Dealing with Death

Death ends a life, not a relationship.

FAQs: Why is There So Much Anti-Semitism?

Most given causes are just excuses. What's the real cause?

Leap of Faith?

Why did the Jews at Sinai accept the Torah before understanding everything in it?

Why Celebrate with Bitter Herbs?

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

Your 10 Guiding Principles for Life

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

Our Near Miss

God is constantly whispering in our ear

Hashem: The Name

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

Science of the Soul

Is the human being inherently different from any other creature?

My Loose Limbs

How many pieces of me are scattered over the world?

Harry Potter and Free Will

Ultimately, it's our choices that make us who we are.

The Great Mistake

Why did the Creator design such a vulnerable knee?

Shavuot: Nexus between Man and God

How Shavuot and its parallel facets of meaning represent the intertwining of God's omnipotence with man's free will.

MySpace or YourSpace?

Facebook and the essence of Passover.

Can Intellect Replace Morality?

Intelligence is no guarantee of goodness.

Beauty and the Greeks

What was the underlying conflict between Jewish and Greek philosophy?

Batman vs. the Joker: Hope vs. Destruction

Can the world be redeemed?

Prisoner Exchange in Jewish Law

The State of Israel is faced with a difficult dilemma: To release terrorist prisoners in exchange for captive soldiers, or not. What does Jewish Law have to say?

Purim and Nature

Understanding the Hebrew word "teva" sheds light on the story of Purim.

Remember Amalek

A lesson on Divine Providence in memory of the fallen Torah students of Mercaz HaRav, hy"d.

The Nature of Nature

What's the difference between nature and the miraculous?

Wrestling with Suffering

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

Faster Than Time

This Passover, achieve the impossible.

Bad Things Don't Happen

Finding light in the darkness.

Free Will and its Deniers

Free choice is humanity's "greatest gift," a gift that itself makes life worth living.

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