Monthly Archives: January 2012

An Orthodox Definition of Modesty

I am from Argentina. I want to know what does progressive Judaism (liberal, such as Reform, Reconstructionist, and others) think about dressing and “tziniut” (modesty)? What is its position? Is this different than more traditional views (such as Orthodox, Conservative, … Continue reading

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Parshat Bo 2012-Not Really Getting It

After everything that the Egyptians had been through as a result of the Ten Plagues, one would expect Pharaoh to have a different attitude about the Jews and about holding people as slaves in general.  Leaving out the whole debate … Continue reading

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Parshat Shemot 2012-The Burning Bush and Logic

A friend of mine is very much not religious and even disrespects our own tradition.  However, I found it odd of all of the stories for him to find problematic, it was that of Moshe encountering the Burning Bush.  There … Continue reading

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Parshat V’Yehi 2012-The End of Days

I guess one of the “fun” parts of religion is figuring out when the End of Days will be.  Everyone wants to know what will be in the future.  Fortune tellers, the I Ching, “Kabbalah” books etc..  all try to … Continue reading

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Going on Record about Beit Shemesh

The behavior of some people claiming to be religious Jews and spitting on little girls at the same time are I can assure you not religious.  My response to the travesty in Beit Shemesh: <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/1y_NSbJJ7pk” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

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