Some Simchat Torah Heresy

Today I celebrated Simchat Torah by putting the finishing touches on a journal article surveying some rabbinic thought on the creation narratives.On my first visit to a secular humanistic Jewish congregation, the first thing I noticed was that there was no ark or Torah scroll.  Oddly, considering my beliefs, this bothered me a little for about three minutes.  Rather quickly I began to think about what the Torah actually said and then I reflected on the way that the scrolls themselves have been … [Read more...]