Philosophy

"Second Chances: Shakespeare & Freud" by Stephen Greenblatt and Adam Phillips delves into the theme of second chances in life through the lens of literature and psychoanalysis.
"Freud's Last Session" is a film that portrays a fictional meeting between Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis, exploring their contrasting views on religion amidst the backdrop of World War II.
Awe, as described by psychologist Abraham Maslow, is a profound feeling of happiness and well-being triggered by grand and sublime experiences, often associated with moral beauty and acts of kindness.
Dr. Lenn Evan Goodman, an American Jewish philosopher, engages in a conversation about Moreh HaNebukhim.
The text delves into the works of Fyodor Dostoevsky and Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, comparing their portrayals of societal collapse and ideological tyranny.
Bernard-Henri Levy discusses the challenges faced by Israel in the wake of the October 7 Massacre, reflecting on the world's response and Israel's quest for solidarity against Hamas.
In this piece, a young person recounts their experience at an Orthodox Jewish seminary during the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine.
John Longhurst, the last remaining faith reporter in Canada, reflects on the evolution of religion coverage in media.
Delphine Horvilleur, the rabbi of Synagogue Beaugrenelle in Paris, France, and a prominent figure in liberal Judaism, has authored a book titled "Living with Our Dead."
In a recent discussion, Andrew Doran, a senior research fellow with the Philos Project, argues that the roots of civilization can be traced back to the Hebrew Bible and the covenantal promise with Abraham and his descendants.
The author reflects on their Jewish identity crisis, which started in their youth when questioning the meaning of Judaism, leading them to atheism due to perceived discrepancies in religious beliefs.
In Parashat Bechukkotai, it is outlined that following the commandments will lead to blessings, including peace.
Rabbi Elia Benamozegh, a prominent Italian Jewish scholar from the 19th century, authored "Em LaMiqra," a unique Torah commentary that combines Talmudic insights with scientific knowledge, philosophical inquiry, historical discoveries, ancient religious perspectives, and Kabbalistic teachings.
Rabbi Dr. Shai Held's book "Judaism is about Love" delves into the distinction between two types of love in Judaism: ahavah rabbah (abundant, passionate love) and ahavat olam (abiding, eternal love).
The discussion delves into the traditional theodicy in Judaism, questioning the belief that bad events occur as a result of sin.
The concept of the shadow self, as defined by Carl Jung, refers to the unconscious parts of our personality that we disown, affecting our behavior, emotions, and beliefs.
Rabbi Schonfeld, Rabbi Garfield, and Rav Aaron Lopiansky delve into various important issues regarding the study of gemara in part two of their discussion.
The discussion revolves around the concept of Jewish powerlessness and its impact on Jewish identity and moral development.
Eugene Korn's book, "Israel and the Nations," explores Jewish-Gentile relations and the evolving theological perspectives on engaging with non-Jewish faiths, particularly Christianity.
The article contemplates what philosopher Walter Benjamin would think of a viral iPad ad that condenses various forms of art into a sleek tablet using an industrial hydraulic press.
The text discusses different philosophical perspectives on free will, including libertarianism, determinism, and compatibilism, and their implications for Jewish thought.
Shai Held's book, "Judaism Is about Love: Recovering the Heart of Jewish Life," argues that love is a central theme in Judaism, countering historical Christian misconceptions and internalized Jewish negativity towards this idea.
The Parashah of Shabbat Chol Hamoed discusses the reconciliation between the Israelites and God following the golden calf incident, likened to a marital rift that leads to increased intimacy.
The discussion delves into the concept of Achdus, exploring whether it is a Halachic requirement or a Hashkafic principle and how it differs from Kiruv.
Justice Stephen Breyer, who recently retired from the Supreme Court after 28 years, contrasts the judicial philosophies of pragmatism and textualism in his book "Reading the Constitution: Why I Chose Pragmatism, Not Textualism."

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