The Celebrate Israel Festival on May 31 at Pier 94, slated to be the largest gathering to date of Israeli-Americans in New York.
Posted on: August 5th, 2013Blogs → Fink or Swim
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.
Posted on: July 24th, 2013Blogs → Fink or Swim
A rabbi who writes controversial things becomes international news.
Posted on: July 23rd, 2013Blogs → Fink or Swim
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?
Posted on: July 21st, 2013Blogs → Fink or Swim
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.
Posted on: July 16th, 2013Blogs → Fink or Swim
Can we hear the agony in his words? Can we step into his shoes and experience his torment?
Posted on: July 12th, 2013Blogs → Fink or Swim
Human nature is such that hearing something over and over again for forty years will inevitably have an impact on the person.
Posted on: July 9th, 2013Blogs → Fink or Swim
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.
Posted on: July 8th, 2013Blogs → Fink or Swim
Many great Jewish thinkers have described Jewish prayer as a form of meditation.
Posted on: July 7th, 2013Blogs → Fink or Swim
This kind of stringency borders on silliness.
Posted on: July 3rd, 2013Blogs → Fink or Swim
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.
Posted on: July 1st, 2013Blogs → Fink or Swim
It’s really not that different than the situation in Israel with the charedim. Both situations need insiders to make the change happen.
Posted on: June 26th, 2013Blogs → Fink or Swim
In order to truly appreciate Torah, one must be a master over one’s spirit as well.
Posted on: June 24th, 2013Blogs → Fink or Swim
Mormons are expected to be chaste in every possible way and this can be particularly difficult for young men.
Posted on: June 19th, 2013Blogs → Fink or Swim
The NY Times has a very (appropriately) one-sided article on the Baruch Lebovits and Sam Kellner situation.
Posted on: June 18th, 2013Blogs → Fink or Swim
The revelation continues as the world progressed and however the Torah was emended or edited after Sinai was part of revelation.
Posted on: June 17th, 2013Blogs → Fink or Swim
For some, guilt by association is actual guilt. For these people, who you know and with whom you associate determine your credibility.
Posted on: June 16th, 2013Blogs → Fink or Swim
There is standing prohibition in Jewish law against sharing anything revealed in private conversation.
Posted on: June 12th, 2013Blogs → Fink or Swim
For deviating from the orthodox scientific position, Nagel has been abused, maligned, outcast, and insulted.
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