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What Should We Say On Billboards for God and Judaism?

Posted on: October 21st, 2013

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The Pope is saying that actions are far more important than faith. This is particularly ironic coming from Catholicism.

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1960s Portrait Man Policeman Traffic Cop Blowing Whistle
 

The J-Blogs Are Like Politifact and They Make a Difference

Posted on: October 16th, 2013

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Fact checking leadership means asking tough questions.

clock
 

Can People Live Longer than 120 Years?

Posted on: October 9th, 2013

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The Talmud is making a general statement for which there are more exceptions that situations where the rule applies.

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A nightmarish vision titled "Blood Is The Best Sauce," from the Portfolio "God with Us" by German artist George Grosz.
 

Ami Magazine Forcing Gilgulim Down our Throats

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

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Trying to explain Holocaust deaths as tikkun and a way of cleansing a soul is offensive.

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boro park
 

The State of the Jew According to Pew

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

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Very few middle aged and older people consider themselves ultra-orthodox. It’s a youth movement.

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watercycle
 

R’ Eliezer Knew More Science than R’ Yehoshua

Posted on: October 1st, 2013

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According to the Torah Temimah...

Video Mocking Rabbinic Sermons
 

Video Mocking Rabbinic Sermons Was in Bad Taste

Posted on: September 24th, 2013

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Spontaneity and quirkiness have their place but a sermon is neither the time nor place for either of those.

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Rabbis Make Jokes
 

Why Do Rabbis Make Jokes at Serious Times?

Posted on: September 17th, 2013

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It’s even more strange when the jokes come at our holiest times of the year.

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abuse
 

Educating about Abuse without Stigmatizing Victims

Posted on: September 11th, 2013

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Organic dating has its own set of problems that the shidduch system can help avoid.

broken trust
 

Abuse in New Square

Posted on: September 3rd, 2013

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This kid gets a medal for coming forward.

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choose life
 

What Kind of Life Shall We Choose?

Posted on: August 30th, 2013

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Dvar Torah for Nitzavim Vayelech.

Rabbi Mendel Epstein
 

What Kind of Community Needs to Hear this?

Posted on: August 28th, 2013

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Rabbis have to stop dismissing everything that comes from outside the Beis Medrash.

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bible critic
 

Can One Be a Shomer Torah u’Mitzvos and Accept Bible Criticism?

Posted on: August 22nd, 2013

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Historians currently assume the Bible was written between 720 BCE and 587 BCE, between the destruction of the Northern Kingdom and the destruction of Jerusalem.

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kosher phone
 

What’s Wrong With the Star-K Kosher Phone?

Posted on: August 20th, 2013

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A kashrus agency should be concerned with one thing and one thing only: the kosher status of our food.

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man made meat
 

Man-Made Meat? A fence for Wisdom is Silence

Posted on: August 13th, 2013

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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.”

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Otzar HaHochma
 

Haredi Censorship of Torah

Posted on: August 11th, 2013

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Certain books are excised from the subscription, in order to reinforce an imaginary history where nothing was inconsistent with Haredi Judaism.

Nili Philipp
 

New Republic Article on Feminism from Zion Is All About the Stakes

Posted on: August 5th, 2013

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The article argues that while naturally aligned with their fellow orthodox Jews, women from the modern orthodox community in Israel are finding themselves aligned with secular feminists.

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mormon-baptism
 

The People Are Looking for Answers

Posted on: July 24th, 2013

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A rabbi who writes controversial things becomes international news.

Bible1
 

Can You Cry ‘Heresy’ in a Crowded Beit Midrash?

Posted on: July 23rd, 2013

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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?

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Trayvon Martin
 

Modern Racism

Posted on: July 21st, 2013

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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.

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