To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.
Posted on: September 9th, 2014Blogs → Fink or Swim
People act not because they think it’s right; they do what they do because it’s what they want to do
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What do we do when we want to be mad at God but we also want God to make it all better? Indeed, what do we do?
Posted on: May 5th, 2014Blogs → Fink or Swim
Rambam would also allow charity from a mumar as long as the person maintains basic belief in God and Judaism.
Posted on: April 23rd, 2014Blogs → Fink or Swim
There is no song that tells the story of freedom like Shir HaShirim.
Posted on: April 7th, 2014Blogs → Fink or Swim
It is unfair to judge a 52 year old man with the glasses of a person who lives in a different world.
Posted on: March 11th, 2014Blogs → Fink or Swim
Adegbile was not making a moral statement by representing a man convicted of killing a cop.
Posted on: March 2nd, 2014Blogs → Fink or Swim
Women learning Torah is becoming increasingly permissive, but women wearing tefillin is becoming increasingly stringent.
Posted on: February 25th, 2014Blogs → Fink or Swim
When the "offensive" statements in our Talmud were stated, no one thought they were offensive.
Posted on: February 11th, 2014Blogs → Fink or Swim
Both communities value using books to study their texts, and digital devices are a less preferable way for younger people to study.
Posted on: February 3rd, 2014Blogs → Fink or Swim
Boys can play with dolls. Men can embrace their feminine side. Girls can play sports.
Posted on: January 28th, 2014Blogs → Fink or Swim
Some people are assuming the intentions of these women are less than perfect, but that’s complete conjecture.
Posted on: January 21st, 2014Blogs → Fink or Swim
Orthodox Jews are free to teach Leviticus and we are free to deny any religious rights and privileges to anyone we so choose.
Posted on: December 31st, 2013Blogs → Fink or Swim
What data was the ASA using to justify its boycott?
Posted on: December 23rd, 2013Blogs → Fink or Swim
When we are dealing in non-legal matters, we are no longer concerned with precedent.
Posted on: December 8th, 2013Blogs → Fink or Swim
The world lost a great man last week.
Posted on: December 3rd, 2013Blogs → Fink or Swim
If the Syrian-Greeks were not pushed out of the land, Judaism would have been lost.
Posted on: November 28th, 2013Blogs → Fink or Swim
Basically, the real problem is bad parenting. He calls it parental selfishness.
Posted on: November 26th, 2013Blogs → Fink or Swim
Megilas Taanis simply proclaims the 25th of Kislev a holiday and it is forbidden to mourn for 8 days. The text does not give a reason for the celebration.
Posted on: November 19th, 2013Blogs → Fink or Swim
In short, he says the whole thing was a prophetic vision, a dream. There was no physical battle.
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