This is the second class inspired by Rabbi Yehoshua Lewis, founder of Olami affiliate Mesorah NJ, addressing myths held by outsiders of Judaism. The Olami Resources Chaburah, using materials from the Morasha Syllabus and elsewhere, prepared this shiur with Rabbi Lewis. The goals of this class are to: 1)
Is your G-d dead? I don’t mean the G-d of the philosophers or the scholars, but, as Blaise Pascal said, the “G-d of Abraham, G-d of Isaac, G-d of Jacob.” With no disrespect, I hope the question comes as a jolt. And without being outraged or quick to accuse me of “blasphemy,” know, too, that I am a hopeful monotheist. I might even
Disclaimer: Please note the following is written in jest and is in no way meant to mock any person or group. That being said, almost every day I see ‘chashuva people’ speaking on their phones while driving. I myself can always use the chizuk to make sure I am properly ‘aligned.’ Therefore, if the only person who takes a
Late last week, the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-to-4 vote that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. NLE Resources realized that the ruling is one that will lead to many people having questions and searching for religious responses. The following are a short collection of links to thoughtful
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz's recent blog, entitled 5 Reasons Being an Orthodox Rabbi Compelled Me to Support Gay Marriage is a masterful compilation of misrepresentations and false logic woven into a compelling tapestry that sounds like a brave liberal position, but is actually a mighty act of manipulative cowardice. "I believe the essence of religious conviction is that we must do what is right"
See how the world turns on two ideas. The first, that there is one God determining the absolute values by which we should live; the other, the seething cauldron of pluralism and multi-culturalism – in its extreme form a flirtation with relativism. Along comes Pesach – philosophically bound by the former approach – and determines... Read more »
Much ink has been spilled on how to be a Jew in the world we live in. In Russia, Jews still have to struggle with how to keep the Sabbath when most jobs and university classes are in full mode. In Argentina Jews question whether their country has a future and in Hungary, anti-Semitism is... Read more »