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- 6/19/14 A NICE JEWISH SHOT: WHY VACCINATIONS ARE KOSHER AND REQUIRED
- 5/30/14 THE INTRIGUING, SEDUCTIVE AND ULTIMATELY UNSATISFYING ANTHROPIC PRINCIPLE
- 4/27/14 AN EARTH-LIKE EXOPLANET, EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE AND THE MESSIANIC AGE
- 3/9/14 THE COYNE WARS REACH EINSTEIN
- 1/30/14 THE CONFLICT OVER WHETHER JUDAISM AND SCIENCE CONFLICT
- 12/26/13 JEWISH SOCIOLOGY: CHICKEN LITTLE, CHICKEN SOUP AND THE REFORM MOMENT
- 11/25/13 JEWISH SOCIOLOGY: PEW’S IMPRECISE AND MISLEADING CONSTRUCT OF “JEWS OF NO RELIGION”
- 10/29/13 SCIENCE AND JUDAISM: ONE RABBI’S PERSONAL THEOLOGY
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- Marilyn Price on A Nice Jewish Shot: Why Vaccinations are Kosher and Required
- Brian Westley on The Coyne Wars Reach Einstein
- Roger Price on Einstein, Kaplan and Heschel Walk Into A Bar
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- Jerry Blaz on The Conflict over Whether Judaism and Science Conflict
- David Einhorn on The Curious Consensus of Jews on Abortion
- Andrea London on Jewish Sociology: Chicken Little, Chicken Soup and the Reform Moment
- Jerry Blaz on JEWISH SOCIOLOGY: PEW’S IMPRECISE AND MISLEADING CONSTRUCT OF “JEWS OF NO RELIGION”
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Archive for March, 2012
American Judaism has a God problem. Actually, and paradoxically, it seems to have two God problems. One is Jewish atheism. The other is Jewish theism. Here we will look at the data and the dilemma.
At the outset, we have to recognize that there is something odd about the concept of Jewish atheism. Is there really such a thing? Can there be a Judaism without God, however you want to define it. What are the People of the Book without the Hero of the story? How can there be commandments without a Commander? Doesn’t a Covenant require a Party of the First Part and a party of the second part? What do you do with prayer? Can there even be a place for atheism within Judaism?
The questions recall the story about President Harry Truman being asked whether he believed in baptism. “Believe in it?” the crusty president responded, “Hell, I’ve seen it done!” read more