Toward the Infinite Edge
The universe actually has two infinite edges…
Testing for Prophets
Reflecting on the Jewish Rules of Prophet Identification
Celebrating Halloween the Chassidic Way
Why can’t we just celebrate Halloween if it’s secular nowadays?
Does the Torah Say The World Is An Illusion?
Of Witchcraft, Cucumbers, and Reason
How a Kaballistic Metaphor Rescues G-d from Theology
The Cruel, the Less Cruel, and the Kind
They say the opposite of cruelty is kindness, and that the opposite of hate is love, but it is rare to find a man of unalloyed cruelty and hatred. A man of pure hatred is like a man without legs, a tragedy, but an exception that proves the rule. Most of us are cruel and […]
Why Is the Universe So Big?
If the universe is created by G-d with human beings in mind, why is there so much of it?
Objective Reality Is For Meeting G-d
“Facts don’t care about your feelings,” some Jews say. I do wonder, though. If facts don’t care about your feelings, why is Rosh Hashana called the “day of the beginning of your action”? In many other words: Once upon a time, centuries ago, few would have recognized a real facts/feelings distinction, if “facts” mean shared […]
If You’re Hungry, Eat Yourself
The truest things cannot be understood, because they themselves understand, and what understands cannot be understood. Take a man or woman. We peel off their star chart or Spotify most-listened tracks of 2017 and we see them for what they are in their complexity, and we tell them, “In this, I think I see you.” […]
There Is Only One Side
Why is a Nazi evil?