Study Beliefs & Practices
Unlike the creation stories of other Near Eastern cultures, the biblical creation story is not concerned with God's origins.
Why female pronouns for God may not be enough.
Surprisingly enough, gender-sensitive critiques of the Jewish God can create problems for notions of masculinity.
Jewish feminists imagine and address God in a multiplicity of ways, both innovative and traditional.
Martin Buber and Abraham Joshua Heschel stressed the human encounter with God.
Written in 933, The Book of Beliefs and Opinions provided rational analysis of God and Judaism, setting a precedent for medieval philosophers.
Like many medieval Jewish thinkers, Maimonides formulated his own proofs for the existence of God.
Author Jack Miles' Pulitzer Prize winning biography is just divine.
Humans, not God, are at the center of this Jewish denomination.
So God is just like you and me, right? Maimonides explains why the Bible's descriptions of God can't be taken literally.
Using language--a human construct--to describe the divine is a precarious matter.
Scholars understand the Torah to be a combination of four prior documents. The sum is far greater than the parts.