Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Myth of Israel’s ‘Secular’ Jew

This Times of Israel piece by Dov Lipman (The era of ‘Secular’ Israeli Jews is over)  echoes what I have been saying for years now and reminds me of a conversation I recently had with an Israeli who called himself secular as … Continue reading

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Another Example of Halakhic Evoution in Action

Back in 1990, one of my students whose mother was a Reform rabbi, asked me if I ever thought there would be Orthodox woman rabbis.  I answered it would probably happen in about 25 years. In the spirit of the … Continue reading

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How’m I doin’? Modern Orthodoxy wants to know

“The patient is hemorrhaging. In fact, the patient does not seem to even know who he is. It sounds pretty dire.” Avrohom Gordimer gives his diagnosis of Modern Orthodoxy in the age of Open Orthodoxy and Neo Chassidus.  Read the … Continue reading

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TORAH — Our First Transformative Sefer

(First in a series of essays on 12 SEFARIM THAT TRANSFORMED JUDAISM. Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/12Sefarim )  With all its anomalies and disjointed structure (the fact that it goes from historic narrative to legal lists and back again)  and the seeming disconnect … Continue reading

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12 Sefarim That Transformed Judaism

Come join us at the Fuchsberg Center, 8 Agron St., Jerusalem, Wed. mornings at 9AM for ’12 Sefarim That Transformed Judaism’. Each week promises a lively session with lots of surprises. Tomorrow (Sept 9th): The Torah — What’s it all about? … Continue reading

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