Religie en filosofie

Knowing Ourselves, Knowing God, Knowing Maimonides

In part 1 Jonathan Gill introduced a profound debate on Orthodox Thinkers on authentic belief in a modern world, in his review of the recently published essays in Strauss, Spinoza, and Sinai: Orthodox Judaism and Modern Questions of Faith. Difference between knowing and believing The much contested problem of the difference between knowing and believing, or, if we prefer, between philosophy and rationality on the one hand and religious faith and belief on the other, is … [Lees verder]

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Orthodox Jewish thinkers on authentic religious belief in the modern world

In recent years the Jewish background of the French essayist Michel de Montaigne has attracted increasing attention, and rightly so. His motto, “que sais-je?” or “what do I know?”  perhaps better translated as “what do I really know?” or even better yet “how do I know?”  ‘How do I know’ goes to the heart of the way Jews have wrestled with their identities, morally and politically, not to mention religiously, long before Ja’akov went mano … [Lees verder]

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Does Jewish weirdness need its own space? On the benefits of Limmud, and the No-State Solution of Daniel Boyarin

De Vrijdagavond vraagt een aantal sprekers op komende Limmoed Nederland een voorproefje te geven over hun lezing. Filosofiedocent Yonathan Listik trapt af.  Boyarin and Levinas on judeo-anarchist possibility My talk at Limmoed 2024 entitled The No-State Solution: Boyarin and Levinas on judeo-anarchist possibility will investigate the idea that Jewishness can be constructed as a non-nationalistic or even anti-nationalistic posture.  This is largely based on Daniel Boyarin’s last book The No-State Solution. The central argument of … [Lees verder]

Religie en filosofie

(Post) christelijk Europa verbonden met de geschiedenis van het jodendom via de joodse Jezus?

Met kerst is een groot deel van de mensheid verbonden met de geschiedenis en het verhaal van het jodendom, via de joodse Jezus. Jezus was destijds een gangbare Grieks-joodse naam, in het Hebreeuws zou Jezus Yoshua heten en in het Aramees, de gangbare taal in de eerste eeuw, Yeshu.  Dat kerstfeest zelf is geen oude traditie: pas vanaf de vroege middeleeuwen wordt het gevierd, maar tot de moderniteit was het ondergeschikt aan Pasen of Pinksteren.  … [Lees verder]