People act not because they think it’s right; they do what they do because it’s what they want to do
What do we do when we want to be mad at God but we also want God to make it all better? Indeed, what do we do?
Rambam would also allow charity from a mumar as long as the person maintains basic belief in God and Judaism.
There is no song that tells the story of freedom like Shir HaShirim.
It is unfair to judge a 52 year old man with the glasses of a person who lives in a different world.
Adegbile was not making a moral statement by representing a man convicted of killing a cop.
Women learning Torah is becoming increasingly permissive, but women wearing tefillin is becoming increasingly stringent.
When the "offensive" statements in our Talmud were stated, no one thought they were offensive.
Both communities value using books to study their texts, and digital devices are a less preferable way for younger people to study.
Boys can play with dolls. Men can embrace their feminine side. Girls can play sports.
Some people are assuming the intentions of these women are less than perfect, but that’s complete conjecture.
Orthodox Jews are free to teach Leviticus and we are free to deny any religious rights and privileges to anyone we so choose.
What data was the ASA using to justify its boycott?
When we are dealing in non-legal matters, we are no longer concerned with precedent.
The world lost a great man last week.
If the Syrian-Greeks were not pushed out of the land, Judaism would have been lost.
Basically, the real problem is bad parenting. He calls it parental selfishness.
Megilas Taanis simply proclaims the 25th of Kislev a holiday and it is forbidden to mourn for 8 days. The text does not give a reason for the celebration.
In short, he says the whole thing was a prophetic vision, a dream. There was no physical battle.
People were literally saying that a chasid cannot write so well. It’s impossible they claimed.
Ethical and moral laws in the Torah depend on the context. Kindness and virtue largely depend on the subjective expectations of one’s friends and community.
Much of what all religions teach is magical. If one does not believe in God, then we would rightly call it all superstition.
He told me that according to a Muslim poet, children do not truly belong to their parents. Instead, parents are the vessel through which children flow into the world.
Ruth Colian is running as a Haredi woman for political office.
The Pope is saying that actions are far more important than faith. This is particularly ironic coming from Catholicism.
Fact checking leadership means asking tough questions.
The Talmud is making a general statement for which there are more exceptions that situations where the rule applies.
Trying to explain Holocaust deaths as tikkun and a way of cleansing a soul is offensive.
Very few middle aged and older people consider themselves ultra-orthodox. It’s a youth movement.
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