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.
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.
Historians currently assume the Bible was written between 720 BCE and 587 BCE, between the destruction of the Northern Kingdom and the destruction of Jerusalem.
This kid gets a medal for coming forward.
The problem is that Tuna Beigel is a pejorative.
For deviating from the orthodox scientific position, Nagel has been abused, maligned, outcast, and insulted.
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.
The Talmud is making a general statement for which there are more exceptions that situations where the rule applies.
Can we hear the agony in his words? Can we step into his shoes and experience his torment?
Certain books are excised from the subscription, in order to reinforce an imaginary history where nothing was inconsistent with Haredi Judaism.
There is standing prohibition in Jewish law against sharing anything revealed in private conversation.
Basically, the real problem is bad parenting. He calls it parental selfishness.
In order to truly appreciate Torah, one must be a master over one’s spirit as well.
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.
The Pope is saying that actions are far more important than faith. This is particularly ironic coming from Catholicism.
Some people are assuming the intentions of these women are less than perfect, but that’s complete conjecture.
Rambam would also allow charity from a mumar as long as the person maintains basic belief in God and Judaism.
Orthodox Jews are free to teach Leviticus and we are free to deny any religious rights and privileges to anyone we so choose.
Rabbis have to stop dismissing everything that comes from outside the Beis Medrash.
When we are dealing in non-legal matters, we are no longer concerned with precedent.
Women learning Torah is becoming increasingly permissive, but women wearing tefillin is becoming increasingly stringent.
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.
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.”
Very few middle aged and older people consider themselves ultra-orthodox. It’s a youth movement.
People act not because they think it’s right; they do what they do because it’s what they want to do
What data was the ASA using to justify its boycott?
According to the Torah Temimah...
Boys can play with dolls. Men can embrace their feminine side. Girls can play sports.
The revelation continues as the world progressed and however the Torah was emended or edited after Sinai was part of revelation.