Tag: OLD MAYBE

Orthodoxy Looking Inward

As the Yomim Noraim approach, Jews the world over begin the sometimes painful, but much needed, process of introspection, cheshbon hanefesh. As vital as individual self-examination is, the Jewish community must not neglect its responsibility to do the same. We are proud to be Orthodox Jews, but...

A Matter of Trust

 By David J. Schnall, Ph.D Tzedakah, the Jewish approach to charity, compassion and social justice, is a frequent reference in the prayer, sermon and religious discourse that comprise our spiritual heritage.  It is a sacred institution encompassing the most noble of personal impulses:  the altruistic desire to provide help...

A Primer on Pluralism

Pluralism is a sensitive topic that has generated intense, passionate debate, yet basic information about its origins and ramifications has been scarce. I would therefore like to devote this column to a “primer “ on pluralism.

Rx for “Orthodox Intolerance” An Israeli Speaks Out

We have heard much lately regarding "Orthodox intransigence" and "divisiveness." Recently, at a major campus in northeastern United States with a large (overwhelmingly nonreligious) Jewish population, graffiti was scrawled menacingly in front of the building in which religious Jewish students conduct their minyan, demanding: "End Ortho Oppression!"...

Weaving the Threads of Jewish History

A unique and novel insight into Jewish culture has been made available with the recent publication of Jewish Carpets: A History and Guide by Anton Felton. A long-time collector of this unusual form of Judaica, Mr. Felton displays in his book 100 individual...