Tag Archives: David Plotz

David Plotz: Why Is Judaism Such a Failure?


In his last blog, David Plotz, author of Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible, noted how perturbed he was by the idea of alienation in Jewish religious practice, and asked the question: “Is it time to start worshiping idols?”

Author Robert Wright is too polite to ask directly, but The Evolution of God poses an awkward question for Jews. Continue reading here.

David Plotz: Is Monotheism for Jerks?


David Plotz is guest-blogging for MyJewishLearning and the Jewish Book Council.

There are the writers who succeed by arguing evolution exists and God doesn’t, and there are the writers who succeed by arguing God exists and evolution doesn’t. Continue reading here.

MyJewishLearning and the Jewish Book Council Present: Author Blog

Posted by Naomi Firestone

Jewish literature is deep into a renaissance. Jewish books and Jewish authors are no longer ethnic tokens on a larger bookshelf, but are establishing themselves in their own right, from the critical success of The Yiddish Policemen’s Union to the already-canonical Everything Is Illuminated. Continue reading here.

A few more goodies from the Forward this week…

Posted by Naomi Firestone
Nathan Burstein examines three new Haggadot for this Passover season…continue reading here.

Looking ahead…

Posted by Naomi Firestone
Happy Friday! As we work our way through another wintery week, we thought we’d cheer you up with goodies to look forward to this Spring…continue reading here.

First there was A.J., and then there was Benyamin…now…DAVID

Posted by Naomi Firestone

For all of you followers of A.J. Jacobs (The Year of Living Biblically) and Benyamin Cohen (My Jesus Year), here’s another one for your shelves…Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring
Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible
(David Plotz) coming out in March from Harper Collins. Continue reading here.