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What to do to live happily ever after

Thoughts on parashat Noach.  

The fear of the LORD prolongs life, While the years of the wicked will be shortened. 

Proverbs 10:27

Immortality is an eternal human longing and its motif is interlaced throughout all religions and cultures of the world, including secular culture. We see this theme everywhere. Literature, Continue Reading

The Bible is not immoral.

Thoughts on parashat Toldot. 

The Hebrew Bible has been accused of containing fictional or idealized events and phenomena, especially incredible or miraculous events. The main problem with this critique is that the Bible contains testimonies that are often non-falsifiable. The proposed “methods of verification” Continue Reading

Age gracefully, time is on your side.

Thoughts on parashat Chayei Sarah.

What is time? Time is a measure of the variability of all things. Although this definition may not be sufficient, for example, in astrophysics, it is completely sufficient for our human, earthly perspective and living experience. 

Life is reborn in cycles. Our imagination, dominated Continue Reading

What to do to live happily ever after

Thoughts on parashat Noach.  

The fear of the LORD prolongs life, While the years of the wicked will be shortened. 

Proverbs 10:27

Immortality is an eternal human longing and its motif is interlaced throughout all religions and cultures of the world, including secular culture. We see this theme everywhere. Literature, Continue Reading

To encourage or to punish, that is the question.

Thoughts on parashat Ki Teitzei.

Human beings are more prone to be preoccupied with the negative aspects of our existence and tend to ruminate more about unpleasant events. In general, there is not much we can do about this: that’s how our brains have evolved throughout millions of years of evolution – this Continue Reading