Either Jesus is the son of God, or he is not.
Even as Jews and Christians profoundly disagree about the truth, they are united in the belief that there is a truth to be sought.
For both Protestants and Catholics, and whether or not absolute continence is demanded of the clergy, celibacy remains a blessed spiritual state.
For Jews, the paradigmatic convert is the biblical Ruth, who sought not only a new relationship with God but also a new nationality.
God can desire to enter into a relationship with us; he can be drawn to some aspect of our identity.
Humanity was created in the image of God; our love is a reflection of his.
I continue to dream of a day when my skullcap will not stick out so much.
I do work a lot on arguing that things which people assume are always wrong are not necessarily so and, indeed, can often be right.
If Christians see Mormonism as a dramatic deviation from a millennia-old, biblically-based faith, Jews see Christianity in the same light.
Jews focus on the Torah, the embodiment of God's will; Christians, on an embodied God.
Marriage is about love, but it is not first and foremost about love. First and foremost, marriage is about continuity and transmission.
Of all the rabbinic sages of antiquity, perhaps none was more influential or famous than Rabbi Akiva.
Rather than forgive, we can wish ill; rather than hope for repentance, we can instead hope that our enemies experience the wrath of God.
The election of the Jewish people is the result of God's falling in love with Abraham and founding a family with him.
The giving of the Torah is a story of God seeking to provide humanity with the opportunity to make moral decisions.
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