Sketches on Atheism

Kadesh Barnea, Gaza, & The Exodus

The Jewish origin tale recounted in the Pentateuch is a work of geopolitical fiction. This is the uncontested consensus of biblical archaeologists and bible scholars. It has been the consensus position amongst professionals for nearly three generations now, but as the Chief Archaeologist at Jerusalem’s Israel Museum, Professor Magen Broshi, explained: “Archaeologists simply do not … Continue reading

Sketches on Atheism

A Jewish Obligation?

In late 1939, less than six months after its introduction, Australian cryptographer, Eric Nave, broke the Japanese naval code, JN-25, through which all Japanese wartime operational messages were sent. On the 25th of November, 1941, British and Australian intelligence officers intercepted and decoded a JN-25 message sent from Admiral Yamamoto in Tokyo to Admiral Nagumo … Continue reading

Sketches on Atheism

“Of course what you say is true, but we should not say it publically”

“Would you willingly lie to your children?” asks Rabbi Adam Chalom, Ph.D.  “Would you say this is what happened when you know this is not what happened? There’s an ethical question there.” The lie Rabbi Chalom is referring to is the continued maintenance of the popular belief that the Jewish foundation narrative detailed in the … Continue reading