No Buttons to Push to Arouse the Gods (Episode 24)
At first glance, Psalms 115:6, which describes pagan gods as not hearing or smelling, seems to state the obvious. In that case, why would Rabbi Wolicki claim, “I believe that this is one of the most powerful verses in this entire series of Psalms”? What’s the connection between the sense of smell and worship? How does this play out in the pagan world and in our relationship with G-d?