Israel Drazin

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The prophet Malachi does not say what many people think he says

                                                                 What does Malachi actually say?   Most people, clerics of all religions and even scholars read the three chapters (in the Christian Bible […]

The Rape of Tamar

I am writing a couple of books about King David. Here is a draft of one chapter.                                                                              […]

Smart ideas from a non-traditional thinker

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A really good book

David Grossman is one of the great Israeli writers. People we should know about him.   David Grossman, born in 1954, who lives in Jerusalem, Israel, is the author of ten acclaimed novels and four non-fiction books. His works have been translated into forty languages, he is the winner of numerous prizes, his writings appeared […]

Some jokes

One of our readers sent me these jokes:   Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age. As your beauty fades, so will his eyesight. Housework can’t kill you, but why take a chance? Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the sidewalk before it stops […]

Some information about Maimonides’ Code of Jewish Laws

  Many Jews turned to the Talmud to discover what the rabbis felt God desired them to do. The problem was that the Talmud was not composed to teach this. The Talmud is a compendium of the views of a host of rabbis on various subjects, but it does not state which view is the […]

God does not want people to obey all biblical laws

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King Solomon’s mighty deeds in Midrashim

The following is a chapter from a book I am working on called “The Authentic King Solomon.”                                                                   King Solomon’s mighty deeds in […]

Nachmanides’ strange understandings of demons, hell, souls, women’s period, rape, and other subjects

The following is a draft of a chapter from my forthcoming book “Nachmanides: An Unusual Thinker,” which should be published sometime this year   The prior chapter examined Nachmanides’ mystical view of God. This chapter looks at his approach to other subjects. Did Nachmanides insist that midrashic tales are not parables, but true facts? Did […]

Some thoughts about Nachmanides

Among the many things that I do each week are the reviews that I write for amazon and which I place on amazon. (Since I was a child, I have been unable to do just one thing at a time. For example, I went to Talmudical Academy in Baltimore since kindergarten, including high school, but […]

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