God

Parashat Bo: The politics of extinction

Religious Jews must demonstrate the beauty and dignity of a life of divine commandment and moral commitment.

By MOSHE TARAGIN
27/01/2023

Parashat Bo: Living a ‘miracle’

During specific and rare occasions, God decided to make nature work according to other rules. This is what we call a miracle.

Simulation Creationism: Are we all living in an advanced simulation? - opinion

Nir Ziso: “Simulation Creationism takes Creationism out of its pseudo-scientific position while supplying powerful apologetic toolkits to believers worldwide.”

Parashat Va’eira: Fact-checking

The small act of improving Moses’s speaking abilities would have gone a long way toward improving his ambitious agenda, yet God preserved Moses’s speech impediment.

By MOSHE TARAGIN
21/01/2023

Archaeologists believe they found the temple of Poseidon in Greece

The area where the remains were found is prone to tsunamis which would make sense because Poseidon is the god of tsunamis.

Is surviving a terror attack a divine reward or punishment? - opinion

Everyone deals with trauma in a different way and it’s important for people to process their pain in a way that works for them.

A father's message to his son for his bar mitzvah

As you navigate the world as a Jew, remember that the two most important traits of being a mensch are to learn and internalize two things: empathy and self-control.

By AHARON E. WEXLER
31/12/2022

Isaac Bashevis Singer's 'Gimpel the Fool': The Jewish Don Quixote

The story of Gimpel, published after WWII, constitutes the repudiation of Yiddish poet Jacob Glatstein’s understandable response to the Holocaust.

By PAUL SOCKEN
31/12/2022

Hanukkah, Christmas: Jews, Greeks and Christians

Ironically, there is a hidden historical link between Hanukkah and the rise of Christianity, a relationship that reframes our view of Christianity. 

By MOSHE TARAGIN
24/12/2022

Parashat Miketz: Dependence vs obligation

Judaism obviously does not disagree with the concept of God being the source of abundance and of our dependence on Him. But beyond that, God is also a source of obligation

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