Wise Fridays: The Role of Freedom

“It is precisely because of the central role of freedom in the value system of the Bible that the liberation from Egypt is the central event in the Jewish tradition. It is worth noting that the religious constitution of Israel, the law given at Mount Sinai, is preceded by the social revolution, for only free men, not slaves, can receive the Torah.”

– Erich Fromm,
You Shall Be As Gods

Go here for more Wise Fridays wisdom.

Discover More

Early Jewish Conceptions of God

Early Jewish literature was not concerned with proving God's existence or categorically defining God's nature.

The Feminist Critique of God Language

A survey of Jewish feminist challenges and responses to traditionally male language for God.

Reconstructionist Judaism and the Rejection of Chosen People

According to Reconstructionism's founder, the idea of chosenness divides peoples from each other and should be rejected, not reinterpreted.