I like Moses a lot. I commiserate with him: how can one be “the humblest of men” but at the same time, lead a people so fractious, argumentative, and independent-minded as us Jews? And yet, that was his life’s mission: self-destructively workaholic, misogynistic more than often, and not much of a father (his two sons are mere names, [...]
Does the Jewish tradition have anything to say about self-help? Is the stereotype of the neurotic Jew a good thing? Using classical texts as well as Martin Buber’s The Ten Rugs, we explore the idea of human perfection, mental illness and ultimately, how to be a more fulfilled person
Introduction Ever since science has attempted to determine the age of the universe there has been a fierce intellectual battle between the forces of science and creationism. I tend to believe that the two perspectives don’t have to conflict, especially so fiercely. Today, there are several genuine approaches which can reconcile the two accounts of [...]
Note: There was some difficulty with the audio in teh beginning, but start watching at about 4 minutes and 30 seconds into the video, and the class from there is great.