Rosh Hashanah: Celebrating 6,000 Years of Ignorance!

Rosh Hashanah has arrived and I couldn’t be more excited, it’s the perfect time to talk about just how ridiculous this holiday is. This article will not discuss the origins of this holiday, nor any of the myths associated with it. For a nice overview of this “special” day, please visit chabad.org. Instead, this article …

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Is God Divorced?

It’s hard to find a mainstream scholar who believes that early Israel was monotheistic. When “God” said, ‘You shall have no other gods before me,’ what do you think he meant – that there weren’t any other gods around? Why bother to mention it? Most archaeologists have come to accept that the Israelites of the …

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The Old Testament and Iron Age Palestine

Let’s talk about the Old Testament and actual history for a second. We’re all familiar with the stories: The Israelite nation is descended from Abraham, a tent-dwelling herdsman to whom “God” promised the land of Canaan. In an attempt to escape famine, his grandson Jacob and his family traveled to Egypt, where their descendants were …

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