the science of Jewish Morality

judaism’s practical framework for translating abstract values into messy, real life

how do you create meaning?

life's great challenge

All of the world’s religions and great philosophies grapple with the question of the meaning of life.  For Judaism, it’s struggle to understand meaning is unique.  Instead of transcending reality or contemplating it’s hidden secrets, Judaism argues the only path to understand truth in all of it’s layer and color is to act it out.  By bringing into the world, with our bare hands, truth only then can we truly know it.  This series attempts to bring out this unique perspective showing how truth is the dynamic moral act of creation.

Is There One Truth?

In this final class we return to the question of truth asking the question, is something born out of limitation or is it a manifestation

How Truth is Made

The definition of truth is not clear cut in Judaism. Is there one “truth” to be grasped or is truth something more organic than that?

Surviving Spirituality with Law

Jewish parables, refereed to as medrashim, are speckled throughout the Talmud. They’re nuanced, esoteric, and captivating. They also contain within them the spirit of Judaism.

Actualization Through Setting Limits

Knowing what the right thing is and actually doing it are extremely different. While God revealed to us a higher purpose to strive for, Judaism’s

Discovering Yourself

Taking yourself seriously means realizing no one else who has ever lived can compare to you or what unique gifts you have to offer this

The Impossibility of Meaninglessness

It’s no secret there’s a trend in the Western world towards meaninglessness and nihilism. Talk to any college aged teen and you’ll see they’re hard

The Living Chain of Tradition

Separating the Jewish people and it’s cultural character from Jewish law isn’t easy. For thousands of years the culture has dedicated itself towards one primary

Climbing the Ladder of Tradition

Being larger than the Encyclopedia Britannica it’s an understatement to say the Talmud is complicated text. For the first few generations of it’s existence it

What Did Moses Know and When?

Creating the world was probably one of the easier things God has done. What’s hard is going that next step and letting in all of

Integrating The Victim and Hero

Are there victims in this world? Yes. Should we ignore this experience in ourselves and others? No. Yet, learning how to balance this reality with