To sharpen Stern’s point, we may say that the person who believes God literally gets angry metaphorically angers God.
Three recent books elucidate what, if anything, Maimonides has to say to us today.
In 1923, Franz Rosenzweig wrote an open letter to Martin Buber on being bound by Jewish law in the modern age. Interestingly, he was just as concerned with minhag (custom) as halakha.
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