Living with the "Arational"

By Amitai Adler

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, November 2009

A guest columnist reflects on the midrash of Avraham smashing the idols in his father's shop. He describes his connection with the Arational,  something that simply falls outside the paradigm of rationalism. Rationalism was the idol of his parents that he had to destroy in order to become who he is and who he feels the Creator meant him to be.

Topic: Theology, Faith, Belief, Jewish Text

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.40/no.664

Page Number(s): 14-15

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Adler, Amitai. Living with the "Arational". Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. November 2009: 14-15. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6957


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