Jewish worshipers offer repentance and ask God to forgive their sins ahead of Yom Kippur, Western Wall, Jerusalem's Old City, September 16, 2018. AMMAR AWAD/רויטרס

Opinion Monotheism Is Seen as Judaism's Gift to the World. But Has It Really Brought Peace and Harmony?

Monotheism is widely considered more moral and rational than polytheism. But a controversy in Germany is raising the question whether the belief in one God actually leads to fanaticism and violence

Our high-school Bible teacher once said proudly that, by begetting monotheistic faith, Judaism has, more than any other religion in history, enabled the human race to make progress. The argument struck me as...

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