All posts by Rabbi David Booth

Deuteronomy as Science Fiction

Jewish writers have always been disproportionately involved in science fiction. Whether Isaac Asimov or Gene Roddenberry, such authors and world creators would imagine a possible future and then set up moral dilemmas based on that imaginative possibility. Much of Jewish science fiction is hopeful. Jews aren’t so much writers of dystopian fiction. Rather, they tend … Continue reading Deuteronomy as Science Fiction

Hate Speech

I’m currently on sabbatical, enjoying some quiet and restorative time. I wanted to share a pre-Shabbat thought with you inspired by the week’s news. In the early nineties hateful and dehumanizing speech fostered an environment in which an unbalanced individual reacted by assassinating Yitzhak Rabin. People called him an enemy of the state and a … Continue reading Hate Speech