Tag Archives: Positive attitude

God’s Silent Speech — and Ours

My latest blog post for The Jerusalem Post: What exactly is “the word of God?” And can it teach us about happiness and tolerance? Jewish Studies scholar Shaul Magid doesn’t address the second question in “The Word of God is … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Jewish Philosophy, Judaism, The Jerusalem Post | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tisha B’Av Turns Tragedy into Victory

My latest blog post for The Jewish Journal: “They tried to kill us. We won. Let’s eat.” According to the late comedian Alan King, that’s the explanation of most Jewish holidays. It’s particularly relevant to the fast day of Tisha … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Jewish Philosophy, Judaism, Modern Orthodoxy, The Jewish Journal | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments