Sages & Scholars

I and Thou: Selected Passages

When a person encounters another person in total immediacy, he or she may also experience a glimpse of God.

Rav Kook & Vegetarianism

This major 20th-century Jewish thinker saw vegetarianism as the biblical ideal to which humankind should work to return.

Halakhah and Aggadah

Balancing between the importance of Jewish behavior and the meaning that Jews find in those behaviors creates a productive tension that defines Jewish life.

Keva & Kavanah

How the balance of Keva (routine) and Kavanah (intention) inform Judaism and the thought of Abraham Joshua Heschel.

Maimonides on the Six Orders of the Mishnah

The sequence of the six orders follows the precedent of Scripture