Purim in the Time of Coronavirus
There has never, in the history of the world, been a better week to celebrate Purim. Never have we been so instantaneously connected, so able to join our voices and declare, “According to my senses and calculations, we’re all going to die.” The pain, the disappointment, the terror, when life makes no sense. Our role […]
I. Does It Make Sense To Write About Doubt? If I still struggled as I have in the worst nights, I would never arrive at these sentences, nor will those truly doubting care to read them. Doubt garbs herself with midnight veils woven from her own hair beyond which our powers of certainty cannot peer. […]
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 […]
If Haman Was My Rebbe
Lessons from an old enemy.
The Baal Shem Tov’s Question