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  • Basic Tenets of Jewish Philosophy: What is the Purpose of Time and Space?

    Basic Tenets of Jewish Philosophy: What is the Purpose of Time and Space?

    Philosophers and scientists have expended large efforts on the question of defining the concepts of time and space. This matter has concerned many people, because after all time and space define the limits of man’s world. Some of the philosophers toy...

  • Basic Tenets of Jewish Philosophy: What is Redemption?

    Basic Tenets of Jewish Philosophy: What is Redemption?

    In the first chapter of his book “Netzach Yisrael” the Maharal of Prague defines the concept of redemption based on his view of the exile. By doing this he makes use of a common theme in his way of looking at things: The Unity of Opposites. An idea c...

  • Basic Tenets of Jewish Philosophy: Is Judaism Racist?

    Basic Tenets of Jewish Philosophy: Is Judaism Racist?

    A few years ago I was invited to participate in a conference on the subject of Israel and the other nations of the world. As it happens, I sat on a panel between two eminent Torah scholars who were asked to define the attitude of Judaism towards non-...

  • Like Lebanon

    Like Lebanon

    This week’s Haftarah begins with the call, “Return, Israel, to your G-d, for you have failed with your sin” [Hosea 14:2]. This is oriented towards the Kingdom of Israel, where Hosea prophesied. Therefore, he uses the names Israel and Ephraim which ar...

  • Darkness and Light

    Darkness and Light

    The redemption of Israel has consequences not only for the nation of Israel, which returns to freedom and to its original identity, it is also important for all the nations of the world. And this is true not only in the political realm but also in th...

  • “Not in Haste”

    “Not in Haste”

    The word “chipazon” – haste – appears only three times in the entire Bible. Two of the times are in the Torah: “Eat it in haste, it is Pesach for G-d” [Shemot 12:11], and “For you left Egypt in haste” [Deuteronomy 16:3]. The third time is in the Haft...

  • “I am Their Deeds”

    “I am Their Deeds”

    (Written for those whose custom is to read the Haftarah of Rosh Chodesh even for the month of Elul.) The essence of Rosh Chodesh (the beginning of a new month) is renewal, based on returning to the beginning. We look back at the beginning of creation...

  • G-d of All Gods

    G-d of All Gods

    The belief in “yichud” – G-d as something unique and special, with nothing else that can be compared to Him – raises a fair amount of difficulties when we try to understand the verses in the Bible. The straightforward language of the Bible impl...

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