A rabbi who writes controversial things becomes international news.
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?
Boys can play with dolls. Men can embrace their feminine side. Girls can play sports.
Why does a opinion in the Talmud say the last verses in Devarim were not written by Moses? Was it the easiest solution to a very obvious problem?
The NY Times has a very (appropriately) one-sided article on the Baruch Lebovits and Sam Kellner situation.
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.
This kid gets a medal for coming forward.
A kashrus agency should be concerned with one thing and one thing only: the kosher status of our food.
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.
For deviating from the orthodox scientific position, Nagel has been abused, maligned, outcast, and insulted.
Rambam would also allow charity from a mumar as long as the person maintains basic belief in God and Judaism.
There is standing prohibition in Jewish law against sharing anything revealed in private conversation.
Spontaneity and quirkiness have their place but a sermon is neither the time nor place for either of those.
It’s really not that different than the situation in Israel with the charedim. Both situations need insiders to make the change happen.
Many great Jewish thinkers have described Jewish prayer as a form of meditation.
Very few middle aged and older people consider themselves ultra-orthodox. It’s a youth movement.
There is no song that tells the story of freedom like Shir HaShirim.
Rabbis have to stop dismissing everything that comes from outside the Beis Medrash.
People were literally saying that a chasid cannot write so well. It’s impossible they claimed.
According to the Torah Temimah...
Human nature is such that hearing something over and over again for forty years will inevitably have an impact on the person.
Adegbile was not making a moral statement by representing a man convicted of killing a cop.
The Talmud is making a general statement for which there are more exceptions that situations where the rule applies.
The Pope is saying that actions are far more important than faith. This is particularly ironic coming from Catholicism.
People act not because they think it’s right; they do what they do because it’s what they want to do