Tag: Judaism

Merchants and preachers

I have no respect to merchants and preachers; as far as I’m concerned, their only talent is coming up with the right word at the right time. What…

Mutilation

It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand. Mark Twain (1835 – 1910)

The Book of Revelation

“Did you know, young lady,” said Watkin to her, “that the Book of Revelation was written on Patmos? It was indeed. By Saint John the Divine, as you…

Brit milah

I pose a hypothetical question. As a man of some fifty-seven years of age, I am discovered sucking the penis of a baby boy. I ask you to…

Male circumcision

Wherever morality is based on theology, wherever right is made dependent on divine authority, the most immoral, unjust, infamous things can be justified and established. Ludwig Feuerbach (1804…

Some Mistakes of Moses

When reading the history of the Jewish people, of their flight from slavery to death, of their exchange of tyrants, I must confess that my sympathies are all…

The Tree of Life

“The Qabalah, that is, the Jewish Tradition concerning the initiated interpretation of their Scriptures, is mostly either unintelligible or nonsense. But it contains as it ground-plan the most…