Two books dealing with fundamental theological issues appeared in the fall of 2013, both published by Indiana University Press, my The Radical American Judaism of Mordecai M. Kaplan and Shai Held’s Abraham Joshua Heschel: The Call of Transcendence.
In the Book of Shemot [Exodus], Sinai is central. In the story of Burning Bush, where Moses experiences his first revelation, the mountain is called har horev. The Midrash tells us that this mountain had many names.
As Reconstructionists and followers of Kaplan who live in a naturalist universe, we often ask ourselves how a person can pray when no one is listening. For us there is no supernatural God out there who hears our prayers.