31 01, 2016

“Tell Me the Truth, Moses, What Really Happened at the Red Sea?”

By |2016-01-31T08:31:30-07:00January 31st, 2016|Thoughts|

                            “Tell Me the Truth, Moses, What Really Happened at the Red Sea?”   After years of devastating slavery, God aided Moses in leading the Israelites out of Egypt. Several days after the Exodus, the erstwhile slaves reached the banks of the Red Sea, also called the Sea of Reeds. They felt trapped and [...]

4 10, 2013

God, divine laws, and suffering

By |2013-10-04T06:32:17-07:00October 4th, 2013|Book Reviews|

                                                                      Review by Israel Drazin                                    Believing and its Tensions By Rabbi Dr. Neil Gillman Jewish Lights Publishing, 2013, 113 pages   After teaching religion at The Jewish Theological Seminary for some fifty years, and serving as chair of its Department of Jewish Philosophy, Dr. Gillman retired and summarized his views on [...]

27 07, 2011

King David with all of his faults

By |2011-07-27T04:35:46-07:00July 27th, 2011|Book Reviews|

The Life of David By Robert Pinsky Nextbook, 2005, 217 pages     Was King David pious? Was he a holy man who was divinely inspired to compose the biblical book of Psalms, the charismatic ideal leader whose offspring would never cease to lead Israel because he was so good, whose descendant would be the [...]