In this short piece, Rav Henkin conveys that the thoughts of the gedolim of previous generations cannot automatically be brought to bear on the challenges of this generation. And Rav Kook writes that the books that were relevant in previous generations are certainly not automatically relevant to the current generation.


Pharaoh, Galileo, and the gambler's fallacy

In this longer piece, I explore moments when a dominant paradigm encounters a serious challenge. Using Moshe's challenge to Pharaoh as a frame-story, I offer a comparison with Galileo's assault on the Church of his time. Lastly, I bring these two stories to bear on the gambler's fallacy.