My name is Izzy Posen. I study physics and philosophy at the university of Bristol.
My writing is about my thoughts and reflections, often philosophical, often about my upbringing as an ultra-orthodox Jew - a community that I have since left.
Why Call it Judaism? The Case for Humanistic Judaism
Humanistic Judaism is new and almost entirely unknown by people outside the movement. Its novelty and its radical break with tradition creates a lot of confusion for people who are only familiar with traditional Judaism and its liberal offshoots. One… Read More ›
A Complex Universe
Yesterday I got to meet two of the great thinkers within the atheistic camp: Lawrence M. Krauss and A. C. Grayling. I had short discussions with both of them regarding religion and philosophy and both used very strong and certain… Read More ›
Why, As an Atheist, I Am a Karaite
People have long come to terms with atheist Jews. But how about an atheistic Judaism? Well surely that must be oxymoronic. Judaism without God, many would argue, is like Christianity without Jesus or physics without Newton. Atheist Jews can celebrate aspects… Read More ›
Our Father, Our King, We did NOT sin before you; We have made mistakes, but it is none of your business!
Originally posted on journeyerblog:
It is Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Hebrew calendar, and I am sat with a group of fellow travellers – the only type of people I want to be sat with, not only on…