readings

Yesterday, I was noting down a lot of Mircea Eliade’s ideas on the form of early Judaism in general, and the story of the binding of Isaac in particular. Deep and worthy ideas, but unengaged. Campbell discards all of Judaism out of hand, but he is personally engaged with it — as an antagonist, at Continue reading readings

Evening at shul

7:43:10 PM I sit here on the floor of the main sanctuary at the Stephen S. Wise temple in Los Angeles, waiting for Rabbi M to start talking. Just had dinner with a few of the people from the temple — good looking dinner, wish I’d been hungry. Now the talk. Surprise overflow of people Continue reading Evening at shul

words

it could be said that God was born as soon as we had a word to call him by… it could be said that our words make the world — and if we believe in ourselves too far — completely — then we become the world… But that world is a dull one. The real Continue reading words