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Religious Jews Mark The Anniversary Of The Destruction Of The Temple Of Solomon
 

Meeting the Challenge of Tisha B’Av: a Proposal

Posted on: July 16th, 2013

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Can we hear the agony in his words? Can we step into his shoes and experience his torment?

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Moses_Pleading_with_Israel
 

Don’t Believe Everything They Say About Us

Posted on: July 12th, 2013

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Human nature is such that hearing something over and over again for forty years will inevitably have an impact on the person.

Rabbi Abraham (Avi) Shafran.
 

My Appearance with Rabbi Shafran on ‘Talkline with Zev Brenner’

Posted on: July 9th, 2013

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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.

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meditation
 

Ruminations on Meditation

Posted on: July 8th, 2013

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Many great Jewish thinkers have described Jewish prayer as a form of meditation.

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satmar harvest
 

Satmar Matzah as New York Times Front Page News

Posted on: July 7th, 2013

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This kind of stringency borders on silliness.

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Jew Gothic
 

The Challenge of Modesty

Posted on: July 3rd, 2013

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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.

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Monsey Kosher Market ‘Integration’ Great Idea, Terrible Execution (Video)

Posted on: July 1st, 2013

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It’s really not that different than the situation in Israel with the charedim. Both situations need insiders to make the change happen.

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IsraelBanknote-Maimonides
 

On the Shoulders of (Imperfect) Giants

Posted on: June 26th, 2013

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In order to truly appreciate Torah, one must be a master over one’s spirit as well.

israel-jerus
 

Modesty Messages from a Mormon

Posted on: June 24th, 2013

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Mormons are expected to be chaste in every possible way and this can be particularly difficult for young men.

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Rabbi Baruch Lebovits
 

The False Flag of False Accusations in Sex Abuse Cases

Posted on: June 19th, 2013

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The NY Times has a very (appropriately) one-sided article on the Baruch Lebovits and Sam Kellner situation.

Prof. Tamar Ross
 

Torah M’Sinai According to Professor Tamar Ross

Posted on: June 18th, 2013

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The revelation continues as the world progressed and however the Torah was emended or edited after Sinai was part of revelation.

Wrong way
 

We Are Going in the Wrong Direction

Posted on: June 17th, 2013

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For some, guilt by association is actual guilt. For these people, who you know and with whom you associate determine your credibility.

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Snooping
 

Privacy and Government Snooping in Jewish Law

Posted on: June 16th, 2013

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There is standing prohibition in Jewish law against sharing anything revealed in private conversation.

Thomas Nagel
 

When a Heretic Speak Heresy Against Heretics

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

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For deviating from the orthodox scientific position, Nagel has been abused, maligned, outcast, and insulted.

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Tuna Beigel
 

Let’s Call Them Modern Chasidim

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

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The problem is that Tuna Beigel is a pejorative.

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