The problem is that Tuna Beigel is a pejorative.
In order to truly appreciate Torah, one must be a master over one’s spirit as well.
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.
Organic dating has its own set of problems that the shidduch system can help avoid.
Spontaneity and quirkiness have their place but a sermon is neither the time nor place for either of those.
It’s really not that different than the situation in Israel with the charedim. Both situations need insiders to make the change happen.
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.”
A rabbi who writes controversial things becomes international news.
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?
It is unfair to judge a 52 year old man with the glasses of a person who lives in a different world.
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.
Boys can play with dolls. Men can embrace their feminine side. Girls can play sports.
For deviating from the orthodox scientific position, Nagel has been abused, maligned, outcast, and insulted.
Some people are assuming the intentions of these women are less than perfect, but that’s complete conjecture.
People act not because they think it’s right; they do what they do because it’s what they want to do
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.
This kid gets a medal for coming forward.
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.
Orthodox Jews are free to teach Leviticus and we are free to deny any religious rights and privileges to anyone we so choose.
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 Talmud is making a general statement for which there are more exceptions that situations where the rule applies.
Both communities value using books to study their texts, and digital devices are a less preferable way for younger people to study.
There is no song that tells the story of freedom like Shir HaShirim.
When we are dealing in non-legal matters, we are no longer concerned with precedent.
According to the Torah Temimah...
For some, guilt by association is actual guilt. For these people, who you know and with whom you associate determine your credibility.
Mormons are expected to be chaste in every possible way and this can be particularly difficult for young men.
The revelation continues as the world progressed and however the Torah was emended or edited after Sinai was part of revelation.
Women learning Torah is becoming increasingly permissive, but women wearing tefillin is becoming increasingly stringent.