In true grinch fashion, a few hours ago, the Mayor of Nazareth officially canceled the annual public Christmas festivities and street celebrations in the city of Nazareth.
"What do I need all the religious stuff for? Isn't it enough I am 'a good person'?", is a frequently asked question by secular Jews here in Israel.
Eitan writes, "There are so many religions in the world and each one of them claims that it is the true religion, while all others rest are mistaken. This fact causes many to doubt the very existence of God."
Eitan writes, "That’s why today when we read Isaiah 52, we stop in the middle of the chapter and the week after we jump straight to Isaiah 54. What happened to Isaiah 53, you might be wondering? That is exactly what this article is about."
Eitan writes, "The question of whether God “killed” Jesus is important, because it affects the way we see the character of God, which in turn affects the way that we relate to him."
"God works with Israel’s human fallenness, while taking them with baby steps toward His holy ideal. Therefore, the Sinai legislation makes moral improvements without completely overriding the social structures of their Ancient Near Eastern cultural context."
Eitan writes, "While some of us in the modern-day age have become used to thinking of sin as bad practices or actions taken against God’s law, the concept of “sin” is a much more profound and deep for me, than wrong doing or good deeds."
Eitan writes, "One of the reasons why the rabbis who lived at the time of Jesus rejected Him was that Jesus undermined their authority. Whereas they treated women as something trivial and almost completely worthless, Jesus broke both religious and social constructs..."
Most of us take the Western culture into which we were born for granted, without really understanding where it came from, or how it...
Refuting the Rabbinic fable about Jesus in the Talmud.