Mormons are expected to be chaste in every possible way and this can be particularly difficult for young men.
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?
Certain books are excised from the subscription, in order to reinforce an imaginary history where nothing was inconsistent with Haredi Judaism.
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.
Much of what all religions teach is magical. If one does not believe in God, then we would rightly call it all superstition.
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.”
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.
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.
A rabbi who writes controversial things becomes international news.
Organic dating has its own set of problems that the shidduch system can help avoid.
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?
In order to truly appreciate Torah, one must be a master over one’s spirit as well.
When the "offensive" statements in our Talmud were stated, no one thought they were offensive.
There is no song that tells the story of freedom like Shir HaShirim.
Boys can play with dolls. Men can embrace their feminine side. Girls can play sports.
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.
It’s really not that different than the situation in Israel with the charedim. Both situations need insiders to make the change happen.
The problem is that Tuna Beigel is a pejorative.
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.
Rambam would also allow charity from a mumar as long as the person maintains basic belief in God and Judaism.
According to the Torah Temimah...
A kashrus agency should be concerned with one thing and one thing only: the kosher status of our food.
Spontaneity and quirkiness have their place but a sermon is neither the time nor place for either of those.
Ruth Colian is running as a Haredi woman for political office.
Many great Jewish thinkers have described Jewish prayer as a form of meditation.
If the Syrian-Greeks were not pushed out of the land, Judaism would have been lost.
Human nature is such that hearing something over and over again for forty years will inevitably have an impact on the person.
People were literally saying that a chasid cannot write so well. It’s impossible they claimed.
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.