Necrolatry

The desire to have contact with the dead, especially one's own relatives, is apparently universal.

Lost in Targum?

Chief Rabbi Lau the Younger is not going to be big on reinterpreting traditional Jewish sources to meet contemporary problems.

The Sinai Lie

Sinai is not history, Sinai is a happening.

You Never Forget your First

Hundreds of thousands of Jews participate in Daf Yomi at some point.

Why Do We Need an Asifa?

DovBear Blog: Huge argument are raging right now on Twitter about the next big Internet Asifa scheduled for the end of May in Citi Field. DovBear briefly summarize the positions, and refutes them.

The Forward Newspaper Reveals They Side with the Greeks

The Forward resents the hegemony of the Hasmoneans.

Top 10 Sayings by R. Shteinman That’ll Make You Fall in Love with Him

Here is why opponents of R Shteinman think you should oppose him too.

Shutdown Post

Arguing and fighting is good for America.

Facebook Stock Drop: Divine Blessing for Marc Zuckerberg

G-d blessed Facebook’s CEO with this poignant lesson. Right as we approach the Day of Judgment, followed by times of Repentance, and the final celebration of Atonement, He blesses all of Israel with this lesson as well.

1,2,3,4, Let’s Have a Twitter War

I am the crybaby, when he's the one who threw the original hissyfit

New Square Redux

I was never so disgusted at a display of honor before or after.

A few Questions to Lover of Pope Pius XII

Why did the Pope excommunicate every single Communist in the world, but never excommunicate a single Nazi?

Shafranian Evolution

See what you've done, YCT? You've made R. Shafran legitimize RIETS!

Dehuminization

All groups have a mix of both good and bad people; it's the ratio that differentiates us.

Why Did Kayin Kill Hevel? (Rabbi Goldin Gets It Wrong)

The Rabbis are not sharing Big Ideas, they're arguing about nothing more than the plain meaning of the verse.

Union Jacked

Saul is neither the first nor the last of the wolf pack to unite the tribes.

Boycott Google!

Imagine a Google ad that brings together a Jew and an Arab who were separated due to the Nakba.

Open-Ended Orthodoxy

The question that I always have for those who are not invested in the revelation at Sinai is, why keep these 613 mitzvot?

BMG’s Money Bin

Does anyone out there know where it all goes?

Objective Morality

Human beings are not objective. We're highly subjective creatures.

Why Do We Say the Angels Cried into Isaac’s Eyes?

This post will attempt to explain how the idea of the crying angels developed.

Anonymity Makes Blogging Better

The people who wish to end online anonymity are often also the people who think Kolko got a raw deal and would like to stone kofrim in Times Square.

Leah Aharoni Hearts Apocryphal Heroines

Yehudis and Chana are not part of our holy Mesorah!

Bullish on Hanukkah

We should view the Hillel and Shammai schools' dispute in the context of their founders.

He Might Possibly Maybe Have Said What?? I’m Outraged!!

I wish there were a publication and verification process for gedolim.

Not How You Do Hasbarah

I think the apartheid analogy is badly flawed.

Something New that Makes Me Blue: Ruach Halacha

This reduces the halachic process to an entirely ad hoc system.

Does Frumkeit Poison Everything?

Critical thinking just isn't kosher

Everything I Need to Know in Life, I Learned from Parshas Vayerah

The absolute worst things you can do is mistreat the powerless and to behave selfishly #GOP...

Timeless Torah values

A competent preacher can make the Torah seem to support any cause he desires.

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