Adegbile was not making a moral statement by representing a man convicted of killing a cop.
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.
For deviating from the orthodox scientific position, Nagel has been abused, maligned, outcast, and insulted.
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.
A rabbi who writes controversial things becomes international news.
In short, he says the whole thing was a prophetic vision, a dream. There was no physical battle.
Ruth Colian is running as a Haredi woman for political office.
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.
Mormons are expected to be chaste in every possible way and this can be particularly difficult for young men.
Boys can play with dolls. Men can embrace their feminine side. Girls can play sports.
The problem is that Tuna Beigel is a pejorative.
Rambam would also allow charity from a mumar as long as the person maintains basic belief in God and Judaism.
Much of what all religions teach is magical. If one does not believe in God, then we would rightly call it all superstition.
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.
When the "offensive" statements in our Talmud were stated, no one thought they were offensive.
Many great Jewish thinkers have described Jewish prayer as a form of meditation.
This kind of stringency borders on silliness.
The world lost a great man last week.
Spontaneity and quirkiness have their place but a sermon is neither the time nor place for either of those.
The NY Times has a very (appropriately) one-sided article on the Baruch Lebovits and Sam Kellner situation.
Some people are assuming the intentions of these women are less than perfect, but that’s complete conjecture.
Women learning Torah is becoming increasingly permissive, but women wearing tefillin is becoming increasingly stringent.
Very few middle aged and older people consider themselves ultra-orthodox. It’s a youth movement.
Basically, the real problem is bad parenting. He calls it parental selfishness.
What data was the ASA using to justify its boycott?
People act not because they think it’s right; they do what they do because it’s what they want to do
The proper response for almost the entire population of planet Earth to these eternal questions about man-made meat is “I am not qualified to render an opinion on this matter.”
Certain books are excised from the subscription, in order to reinforce an imaginary history where nothing was inconsistent with Haredi Judaism.
If the Syrian-Greeks were not pushed out of the land, Judaism would have been lost.
Orthodox Jews are free to teach Leviticus and we are free to deny any religious rights and privileges to anyone we so choose.