Does ‘belief’ matter? A Coda

What is the relationship between belief and rule-keeping? Which matters more in religion? These comments follow from a previous post on this matter. The Guardian's Face to Faith column has an interesting comment by Geoffrey Alderman on the life of Benzion Dunner, a prominent member of London's Orthodox Jewish community, who died earlier this year. … Continue reading Does ‘belief’ matter? A Coda

How important is ‘belief’? Three questions and a tentative answer

A while back Rabbi Jonathan Romain wrote thoughtfully on some Jewish approaches to the existence or non-existence of God. The heading of this article is ‘Jews don’t have to believe – if they do what he says’. And clearly this needs a little unpacking. It may make a certain sort of sense to ‘do what … Continue reading How important is ‘belief’? Three questions and a tentative answer