Monthly Archives: August 2013

Free Will: The Ultimate Challenge to Liberalism-Parshat Nitzavim/V’Yelech 2013

G-d would have to be incredibly cruel to ask you to do something you can’t.  However, we see G-d actually asks quite a bit of us and some of what he asks is quite difficult.  More than just asking us … Continue reading

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Getting an Attitude Adjustment-Parshat Ki Tavo 2013

Originally this post was going to be a polemical piece based on the same pasuk (verse) I’m about to use now for a completely different type of post.  Maybe G-d was trying to teach me a lesson. The Torah say … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Throwing Down-Parshat Ki Tetzei 2013

I like to pick fights.  It’s a problem because that’s not particularly rabbinic.  So, I do my best to direct my energy to fighting the good fight, attacking ideas and not people, and basically sticking up for truth, justice, and … Continue reading

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The Documentary Hype

If you had told me that 13 years after graduating college that I’d even be addressing the issue of Documentary Hypothesis, I’ll tell you not possible.  From everything I’d understood even when I was a Judaic Studies major, it was … Continue reading

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The Rabbinic Math Problem-Parshat Reeh 2013

If you look at Judaism today, practice is similar, but not quite the same as Jews were doing it in Biblical times.  Jews wore tzitzit (fringes) on their actual clothes rather than something just for synagogue, they sacrificed animals instead … Continue reading

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