May G-d Rescue Us From Our Solutions
Based on my everyday experience, it makes sense that the creation of the world is incomprehensible. What is this thing doing here? Why is it built on a system of soul and body, a painful contradiction seemingly unjustified by anything in the universe? Sure, there’s baseball and hating Michael Chabon, but no joy in this […]
Chassidus — Formal & Inefficient
What Aristotle knew—and we forgot—about Chassidus.
Why the Rebbe Stayed in America
The Lubavitcher Rebbe is a prophet. Time and again we ask him, respectful and pleading, “Why won’t you visit Israel? Why won’t you move to Israel? How can a leader of world Jewry avoid the Holy Land?” Then the Rebbe’s response. He smiles, reminds us of the laws that would not permit his return if […]
Perhaps the Earth is Flat
Of all the fresh hells we face in our long, chaotic slide into civilizational decay, the rise of the flat-earthers is the most encouraging. Take a moment to appreciate that a whole small demographic has united with the power of the Internet to rebel against the curvature of the earth. This initial blow alone sometimes […]