Moses Maimonides and the Negative Side of God

What can we really know about God? And of that which we can know, how can we possibly describe Him within the confines of human language without misrepresenting Him? This was the struggle for the rabbi Moses Maimonides (AD1135-1204) and other proponents of what has come to be known as apophatic, the via negativa, or "negative theology." The … Continue reading Moses Maimonides and the Negative Side of God

The last words of Mattathias, the man who saved Judaism

It all started with bloodshed. The priest of God killed one of his own people on a pagan altar. The truth was, however, that much had gone wrong before this moment. Vile and despicable people had ruined the Jewish holy places and replaced them with signs and symbols of evil. The early Hebrews had several … Continue reading The last words of Mattathias, the man who saved Judaism