G-d is Not a Vending Machine: Removing Paganism from Our Biblical Faith (Episode 25)

When we read verses like Psalms 115:7, which rejects typical pagan attitudes, we often feel that we can safely join with King David in mocking such silly beliefs. But as Rabbi Pesach Wolicki and David Nekrutman demonstrate, this verse is criticizing us as much as it mocks ancient idolaters. Have we internalized pagan attitudes in our own worship – and if so, how can we purify our walk with G-d? For the unsettling answer to this, as well as for an important lesson in Biblical exegesis, listen to the Cup of Salvation podcast today.