Judaism Archives - Crux



  • Edith Stein teaches us the way to peripheries of our own hearts

    Edith Stein teaches us the way to peripheries of our own hearts

    In 1922, Edith Stein read the autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila through the night. The spiritual account rocked her world, and led her to the peripheries of her own heart. And there, in the avoidance of religious truth and its call to love and mercy, Edith found peace and consolation — a peace that would sustain her all the way to Auschwitz.

    READ MORE
  • Why are we worried about Bob Dylan’s religion?

    Why are we worried about Bob Dylan’s religion?

    Bob Dylan fiercely guards his privacy, so nobody knows for sure what his religious beliefs are. It’s possible that for Dylan his spiritual journey is not about getting his theology just right, but getting his art just right so that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob may work through it, in which case his Biblical references would be all the more impressive, from an artist who believes it’s enough just to be an artist.

    READ MORE
  • Trump’s first foreign trip shows the importance of religion

    Madeleine Albright, former secretary of state for President Bill Clinton, argued that American foreign policy neglected the role of religion, and that it should be engaged as a potential force for peace. No doubt that she would be surprised that Donald Trump would be the president to build his first foreign trip on those premises by choosing to visit Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Vatican.

    READ MORE