Can we hear the agony in his words? Can we step into his shoes and experience his torment?
Human nature is such that hearing something over and over again for forty years will inevitably have an impact on the person.
The gist of Rabbi Shafran’s argument was that Rabbi Sacks was criticizing a legitimate form of orthodox Judaism and was doing so from a place of ignorance.
Many great Jewish thinkers have described Jewish prayer as a form of meditation.
This kind of stringency borders on silliness.
There is no real theological reason that tznius be heavily codified in Jewish law while other areas of our lives that require modesty are left to our whims and desires.
It’s really not that different than the situation in Israel with the charedim. Both situations need insiders to make the change happen.
In order to truly appreciate Torah, one must be a master over one’s spirit as well.
Mormons are expected to be chaste in every possible way and this can be particularly difficult for young men.
The NY Times has a very (appropriately) one-sided article on the Baruch Lebovits and Sam Kellner situation.
The revelation continues as the world progressed and however the Torah was emended or edited after Sinai was part of revelation.
For some, guilt by association is actual guilt. For these people, who you know and with whom you associate determine your credibility.
There is standing prohibition in Jewish law against sharing anything revealed in private conversation.
For deviating from the orthodox scientific position, Nagel has been abused, maligned, outcast, and insulted.
The problem is that Tuna Beigel is a pejorative.