Mormons are expected to be chaste in every possible way and this can be particularly difficult for young men.
Ruth Colian is running as a Haredi woman for political office.
Women learning Torah is becoming increasingly permissive, but women wearing tefillin is becoming increasingly stringent.
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?
Categorizing all black people as one large group where the acts of one black person in Florida somehow tell us something about a different black person in Seattle is racist.
Much of what all religions teach is magical. If one does not believe in God, then we would rightly call it all superstition.
Certain books are excised from the subscription, in order to reinforce an imaginary history where nothing was inconsistent with Haredi Judaism.
When we are dealing in non-legal matters, we are no longer concerned with precedent.
Rambam would also allow charity from a mumar as long as the person maintains basic belief in God and Judaism.
The proper response for almost the entire population of planet Earth to these eternal questions about man-made meat is “I am not qualified to render an opinion on this matter.”
It’s really not that different than the situation in Israel with the charedim. Both situations need insiders to make the change happen.
The NY Times has a very (appropriately) one-sided article on the Baruch Lebovits and Sam Kellner situation.
The problem is that Tuna Beigel is a pejorative.
Ethical and moral laws in the Torah depend on the context. Kindness and virtue largely depend on the subjective expectations of one’s friends and community.
Basically, the real problem is bad parenting. He calls it parental selfishness.
According to the Torah Temimah...
There is standing prohibition in Jewish law against sharing anything revealed in private conversation.
The world lost a great man last week.
Adegbile was not making a moral statement by representing a man convicted of killing a cop.
Rabbis have to stop dismissing everything that comes from outside the Beis Medrash.
This kind of stringency borders on silliness.
It’s even more strange when the jokes come at our holiest times of the year.
Both communities value using books to study their texts, and digital devices are a less preferable way for younger people to study.
In short, he says the whole thing was a prophetic vision, a dream. There was no physical battle.
He told me that according to a Muslim poet, children do not truly belong to their parents. Instead, parents are the vessel through which children flow into the world.