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  1. Bible criticism has as much authenticity as hollywood movie critics. Once in a rare while they get lucky, but more times than not you wonder if they saw the same movie you saw, or were critiquing a synopsis published before the film reached the cutting floor. Or we could liken them to those minutely examining the bark on a given tree and fail to observe the continuity of the surrounding forest. Meanwhile the sweat of their labors has begun to dry and they begin swatting away as if a bee was in their shorts. Once they have recovered from this initial experience, they feel it necessary to defend the bee theory against all comers so tgey don't lose face.

  2. This article is creepy. Why is this supposedly Orthodox Rabbi so enthusiastic about getting Orthodox Jews to embrace secular bible criticism which undermines the authority of the Torah?

  3. This article is simply wrong, and I am very surprised that the Jewish Press would print it. Rejection of the Divine Authorship of the Torah does indeed corrupt Torah observance. It only takes one look at the movements that have rejected this fundamental principle of Judaism, like Reform, Conservative, and Reconstructionist, to see that this true. Their Torah observance is incredibly lax compared to Orthodox Jews. Once you reject the Torah’s commandments as being G-d given, the decline in observance is inevitable

  4. Technically you can be shomer mitzvos while rejecting the divinity of the Torah, but Jewish history has shown that such movements inevitably fall apart. Many of the Torah's commandments are challenging and time-consuming. Would someone really go through the pain of davening three times a day, fasting for 25 hours on Yom Kippur and Tisha B'av, staying in Shul for almost the entire day, keeping all the stringent rules of Shabbos and Kashrus, and all the other commandments of the Torah, if they didn't feel there was a divine mandate requiring them to do so?

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