While the rabbis continued to express different views on the subject of teaching “wicked” students, the general tendency was to admit all those who thirsted for knowledge, even if their character was not all that[…]
You have to be careful with your fundamentalism, because when you overstate your case, it can be so easily refuted. Rabbi Josh Yuter, “Biblical Criticism and Orthodox Judaism“ Yutopia Podcast #101 (27 February 2013).
We tend to talk in collectives: Hazal—hakhameinu zikhronam liverakhah, “our Sages, blessed be their memory,” “the Sages”—plural, the nevi’im, the Tannaim, the Amoraim, the Rishonim and Aharonim, but on another level we are—or should be—aware[…]
If Kevod ha-beriyyot is docheh lav shel Torah, it is also docheh divisive parochial policy. Rabbi Alan Yuter, private e-mail.
…hopefully at all Jewish organizations, the act of working there should be part of their Jewish Journey. She hoped to connect this personal growth to the act of giving as being another important step on[…]
One teacher shared with us that his measure of engagement is whether the teens are on their phones or not during class. In fact, he identifies potential participants for his program by looking for those[…]
“The Jewish world seems to want community without substance,” Bisman said. “Leaders like Alison are focused on substance. Translating that to language funders can understand is a challenge.” Helen Chernikoff, “Meditating on the Margins,” The[…]
…there is no Talmudic evidence at all in regard to any importance attached to Isru Hag. There is, in fact, evidence to the contrary. The Talmud states: “The days that are written in the Scroll[…]