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Feb 20, 2019, 2:44 PM
Book review: Sefer Hasidim & the Ashkenazic Book
Written by Yehuda HaChasid, a legendary medieval Jewish sage, Sefer Hasidim is one of the most influential Jewish books of the last thousand years. In Sefer Hasidim and the Ashkenazic Book in Medieval Europe (University of Pennsylvania Press ISBN 9780812250091),...
Feb 20, 2019, 7:35 AM
Book review: God Versus Gods
Anyone who reads through the book of Prophets is struck by the pull of idolatry. In chapter after chapter, the populace leave true worship and embraces idolatry. For those in the west, the notions are idolatry and paganism are...
Feb 14, 2019, 3:59 PM
Eli Yishai’s hatred is not just for my kids
The Yachad party's desperate campaign is loaded with homophobia and a list of other hatreds
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Feb 2, 2019, 9:09 PM
The Chief Rabbi has spoken again
Israel has two chief rabbis, competing with each other who can show the public best that they are redundant clowns. (They hold up the pretense of being Charedic but no Chareidic Jews follow them either.) And now, one of...
Jan 31, 2019, 7:44 AM
Late-Term Abortion, Where are the Jews?
I suppose some will say I am a religious nut. I am not. I just ask questions that are uncomfortable. Isaiah 49:6 I will make you as a light for the nations, That my salvation may reach to the end of the...
Nathan Lopes Cardozo
Jan 30, 2019, 1:07 PM
My Search for and Momentary Loss of God
Fourth of 10 Questions for Rabbi Cardozo – An interview with Rabbi Cardozo by Rav Ari Ze’ev Schwartz (For the first question, click here. For the second question, click here. For the third question, click here.) Recently, I have been invited to respond to 10 personal questions...
Dana Janine Diamond
Jan 28, 2019, 8:43 PM
This bill, granting more rights and legal standing to child sexual abuse victims, has been before the NY Senate for 20 years. Now, finally, with Dems in control, the bill will be made law. What does it tell you that...
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Jan 25, 2019, 6:26 PM
The ironclad proof on the rightwing youth that’s really shoddy
I blogged already about the idea that the Israeli Secret Service allegedly nowadays has it in for rightwing Jews. But now, information about the supposedly robust proof against one has been released and the theory is full of holes,...
Jan 11, 2019, 7:11 PM
The Month Of Shevat: Striving to Climb Up the Tree of Life
I enjoy teaching Jewish values and ritual through Torah and the Siddur to those who are younger than I am. An Expression that I was taught was: “Climb Up the Tree of Life.” But, the struggle becomes, how does...
C. Immanuel Lojko
Jan 10, 2019, 2:12 PM
Chareidi Rabbi announces Yeshiva for the Nations being planned for Mount Zion
The plan to establish the first-ever Orthodox Jewish yeshivah for the nations on Har Tziyon (Mount Zion) in Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) was announced this week by Chareidi Rabbi Avraham Goldstein in connection with The World Peace Center, at which he...