Study Jewish Thought
Emphasis placed on human free will and what is true to an individual.
Few facts are known about this teacher of Rabbi Akiba.
Sages & Scholars
11th-century Spanish philosopher best known for Duties of the Heart, an attempt to organize Jewish ethical teachings into a cohesive system.
Biblical commentator looked at Torah in both traditional and kabbalistic ways.
Herald of the Jewish Enlightenment.
A 20th-century philosopher whose Jewish sensibility influenced his encounter with Western thought and ethics.
What trees can teach about relationships
What does Jewish law require of adult children?
When a person encounters another person in total immediacy, he or she may also experience a glimpse of God.
This major 20th-century Jewish thinker saw vegetarianism as the biblical ideal to which humankind should work to return.
Balancing between the importance of Jewish behavior and the meaning that Jews find in those behaviors creates a productive tension that defines Jewish life.
How the balance of keva (routine) and kavanah (intention) inform Judaism and the thought of Abraham Joshua Heschel.