Archives for December, 2011

As I mentioned at the start of Thursday’s post, my discussion of the Friedman and Dolansky column about homosexuality in the Bible was really a prelude to discussing this essay by David Lose. Lose seeks to persuade us that the Bible is in some sense a reliable guide to morality. Beneath the headline, “Is the…

Time now for the third installment in my series about great short stories. (Previous installments can be found here: Part One and Part Two.) Today we focus on “The Nine Mile Walk,” by Harry Kemelman. If you are familiar with Kemelman it is probably because of his series of detective novels featuring Rabbi David Small.…

The Bible and Homosexuality

For a while now I’ve been meaning to have a look at this essay by David Lose, on the question of whether or not the Bible is a reliable guide to morality. His answer is a qualified yes, where the qualification seems to be that you bring to your exegesis a highly-developed sense of right…