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Dangerous Religious Ideas

Reveals how faith traditions have always passed down tools for self-examination and debate, because all religious ideas--not just extremist ones--can cause harm, even as they also embody important moral teachings.

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT DANGEROUS RELIGIOUS IDEAS

“As both a scholar and a rabbi, Mikva is unblinking in her self-critical examination of these dangerous religious ideas, offering believers and nonbelievers alike a new way to think about the enduring the power of faith.”

—  Reza Aslan, author of Zealot: The Life of and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

Broken Tablets: Restoring the Ten Commandments and Ourselves

Even people who claim not to be “religious” will generally maintain that they do observe the Ten Commandments. Why is it that these ten statements, thousands of years old, continue to have such a special hold on us?

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Midrash vaYosha

Rachel S. Mikva undertakes a close examination of Midrash vaYosha , a medieval rabbinic text which explicates the Song at the Sea (Ex 15:1-18) and the events of the exodus from Egypt leading up to that climactic moment.

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