A New Argument Against Political Holocaust Analogies
Posted on 07/22/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
Mary and Sarah are good friends. As high school juniors, they are finally “grown up”, ready to get their licenses, start worrying about college applications and, due to the current public climate,...
Is Judaism a Religion?
Posted on 07/22/2019 by Rabbi Ben Hecht in Beliefs and Practices
For those who regularly read my work, the question framed in this title would, no doubt, be seen as a loaded one. They would clearly surmise that something is up for I almost always inherently critique the...
Let’s Turn Parents’ Day on its Head
Posted on 07/22/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
As I looked up some holidays I found that July 28th is Parents’ Day. I have never heard of it before. It is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of every July. Well, I guess that makes sense since...
How God Works: A Credit Card Metaphor
Posted on 07/17/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
First, I want to tell you a small story of something that just happened to us yesterday. The story itself has nothing to do with God and also has everything to do with God.My husband and I were considering...
The History of Ethiopian Jewry
Posted on 07/15/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
In the mid-nineteenth century an excited, yet anxious, Jewish community gathered on the front porch of their synagogue. “We are a miserable nation, we have no judge and no prophet.” - they bemoaned...
THE ORTHODOX JUDAISM OF SH’LOMO AVINER_3
Posted on 07/15/2019 by Rabbi Alan Yuter in Beliefs and Practices
Rabbi Sh’lomo Aviner is a well-known, Religious Zionist thinker whose public statements and popular teachings reflect and embody a controversial version of Israeli Orthodoxy.At...
Learning Emunah From A Flight Delay
Posted on 07/14/2019 by Guest Blogger in Beliefs and Practices
THE CALM MAN STUCK WITH ME AT THE BURLINGTON AIRPORTby Chana Jenny Weisberg This morning I was taking off with two of my children on a flight from Baltimore to Montreal when the stewardess announced in...
Get Refusal Didn’t Cause the Agunah Problem- Halachah Did
Posted on 07/08/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
Imagine for a moment that you are hired as a lawyer to defend a client in a high stakes court case, say regarding the custody of one’s children. After speaking to your client and gathering the relevant...
NAFTALI BENNETT IS RIGHT REGARDING CONVERSIONS
Posted on 07/01/2019 by Rabbi Alan Yuter in Beliefs and Practices
At https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Bennett-break-Chief-Rabbinate-monopoly-to-solve-conversion-time-bomb-593397, MK Naftali Bennett calls for the breaking of Israel’s Chief Rabbinate’s monopoly...
Keeping in Mind Those Who are Unwell
Posted on 07/01/2019 by Rabbi Yaakov Bieler in Beliefs and Practices
Jewish liturgy reminds us regularly of the fundamental Jewish value to direct our thoughts, wishes, concerns, as well as helpful actions, to those who are ill.Sometimes we are called upon to have in mind...
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