Monthly Archives: March 2011

Purim, The Holiday of Not Knowing (sneak preview excerpt from OMT)

Passover is the holiday of the transparency of God’s providence, Purim the holiday of not knowing. We are sometimes guilty of what the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan calls ‘fixating on a cause,’closing off questions about the world or ourselves by seeing things from only one perspective. So we limit God’s power and providence by assuming [...]

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Press Release for Open Minded Torah

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Open Minded Torah Q&A

1. Isn’t your book’s title Open Minded Torah a paradox?  How can a traditionally religious Jew be open-minded? Isn’t there some contradiction here? Open Minded Torah is not the oxymoron that many on both the right and left might assume, but instead offers a voice in which open-mindedness and commitment can go together. OMT begins [...]

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