12 10, 2018

Fascinating ideas of Arnold Ehrlich on Noah and Abraham

By |2018-10-12T06:37:29-07:00October 12th, 2018|Thoughts|

             The great scholar Arnold Ehrlich (1848-1919) authored Mikra Kipheshuto, “The Bible Literally,” in three Hebrew volumes.[1] His ideas are frequently unconventional, even untraditional – for example, he denied that Kings David and Solomon ever existed – yet his ideas are generally very intelligent and thought provoking. The following are [...]

9 05, 2018

Fascinating non-traditional ideas of Arnold Ehrlich

By |2018-05-09T04:16:46-07:00May 9th, 2018|Thoughts|

            The great scholar Arnold Ehrlich (1848-1919) authored Mikra Ki-pheshuto, “The Bible Literally,” in three Hebrew volumes. His ideas are frequently unconventional, but generally very intelligent and thought provoking. The following are some of his ideas on the Noah flood story and the introductory biblical statements about the patriarch Abraham in Genesis 6:9-11:32). How should [...]

1 10, 2017

The unusual view of Ehrlich about the origin of Sukkot

By |2017-10-01T05:34:56-07:00October 1st, 2017|Thoughts|

  People who pay attention to what they read realize, as I describe in detail in my book “Mysteries of Judaism,” that none of the Jewish holidays are practiced today as the Torah mandates. The rabbis made extensive changes in Torah laws because of changes in human circumstances. What do we know about Sukkot? The [...]

23 09, 2015

A radical theory about Sukkot

By |2015-09-23T21:25:10-07:00September 23rd, 2015|Thoughts|

                                                                    A radical theory about Sukkot   People who pay attention to what they read realize that none of the Jewish holidays are practiced today as the Torah mandates. Judaism today is not Torah Judaism but Rabbinic Judaism. The rabbis made extensive changes in Torah laws because of changes in human circumstances. Scholars [...]

4 10, 2014

Sukkot: A Radical interpretation

By |2014-10-04T23:25:57-07:00October 4th, 2014|Thoughts|

                                                          Sukkot: A Radical interpretation[1]    People who pay attention to what they read realize that none of the Jewish holidays are practiced today as the Torah mandates. The rabbis made extensive changes in Torah laws because of changes in human circumstances. Scholars think that the holidays were originally folk harvest festivals that [...]