10 08, 2014

Reward and Punishment

By |2014-08-10T04:36:56-07:00August 10th, 2014|Thoughts|

                                                        Should we act to get a reward?[1]   Deuteronomy details the rewards that one can expect to receive for obeying God’s laws. There are many similar biblical sections. In Deuteronomy 7, the gains will be children, fruit, grain, wine, oil, cattle, flocks, goats, no infertility, no illnesses and no enemies. In Deuteronomy 11, [...]

26 07, 2013

Three apparently non-rational holiday practices

By |2013-07-26T07:55:15-07:00July 26th, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                                 By Israel Drazin   Thirteen divine attributes A central part of many Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur synagogue services is the recital of the thirteen divine attributes mentioned in Exodus 34:6 and 7, which Jews repeats often each day.[1] The Jewish Publication Society translates these verses describing God’s mercy: “The Lord, the Lord, [...]