21 10, 2018

The Bible is filled with obscurities – examples from women

By |2018-10-21T15:01:58-07:00October 21st, 2018|Thoughts|

  The Bible has many obscure matters. In my forthcoming book “Mysteries of Judaism III,” I will give many examples of the obscurities and how some people have used the obscurities to disparage women. The following is a short version of what will appear in the 2019 book. These examples focus on women.   Eve [...]

18 07, 2018

The Tragedies of King David

By |2018-07-18T03:53:28-07:00July 18th, 2018|Thoughts|

In my previous blog, I stressed that most people read what people say is in the Bible even though the Bible does not say what they are told it says. Frequently, the Bible actually says the opposite of what rabbis, priests, and ministers say is in the text. I gave examples from my book “Who [...]

16 07, 2018

Who really was the Biblical David

By |2018-07-16T05:55:23-07:00July 16th, 2018|Thoughts|

Most people read what people say is in the Bible even though the Bible does not say what they are told it says. Frequently, the Bible actually says the opposite of what rabbis, priests, and ministers say is in the text. For example, in “Who Really Was the Biblical David?” I examined I Samuel 16-31, [...]

28 06, 2018

Midrashim on the Goliath Story

By |2018-06-28T05:07:39-07:00June 28th, 2018|Thoughts|

Maimonides wrote in his essay called Chelek that people who think that what midrashim say is true are fools, those who reject them out of hand because they are not true are also fools; people need to realize that the rabbis wrote midrashim as teaching tools, as parables to teach Jews how to behave. The [...]

19 12, 2016

Ahithophel’s bizarre behavior

By |2016-12-20T05:35:58-07:00December 19th, 2016|Thoughts|

                                                                          Ahithophel’s bizarre behavior   The Torah frequently mentions ancient practices and historical ideas that were later changed and [...]

8 10, 2016

My uncle’s view of King David

By |2016-10-08T21:46:41-07:00October 8th, 2016|Book Reviews, Thoughts|

A Guide to the Prophets By Hoenig and Rosenberg   Hoenig and Rosenberg, the former scholar the late Rabbi Dr. Sydney B. Hoenig was my uncle, assembled a comprehensive description of the prophetical books of the Hebrew Bible. Among much else, the authors have a very readable general description of the Bible, a table of [...]