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Noah vs The Sweet Meteor of Death

It’s been a long time, way too long since I posted.  I missed you guys.  But what a College Rabbi parshah did I pick to come back.  Noah is one of the most controversial figures in all of Tanakh (the … Continue reading

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Judaism and Mormonism: Explaining the Contradiction

It is hardly news that there are Jews who have converted to Mormonism, or any religion for that matter.  In the 1960’s, a book called “Jews For Nothing” discussed Jewish attraction to new age cults, Eastern religions, and Jews for … Continue reading

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A ‘New’ Paradigm for Relationships

If I were to post every college paper post I’ve read even the past month on the issue of rape culture, I’d crash my server.  Needless to say, it’s a hot topic, which makes sense given its far reaching implications. … Continue reading

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#YuLin -Food For Thought

I recently learned of this festival that will be happening this week that I had never heard of called YuLin, but since I first heard about it the event news has gone viral.  For anyone not familiar: @TheCollegeRabbi @joshuapaulshow No it’s happening … Continue reading

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The Holocaust and the Infinite Sadness

For Israel, and for many of us in the Diaspora as well, yesterday was Holocaust Memorial Day.  For now, at least while survivors are still among us to tell us of their horrible experiences and their tales of survival, it … Continue reading

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Room For Dialogue?

I’d say the #1 complaint that I hear from those who have left the Orthodox community is that we are intolerant and unwilling to dialogue. Well, if it’s the #1 complaint then there’s probably some truth to it. I believe … Continue reading

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Self Destruction Through Entitlement

Getting garbage jobs is a rite of passage.  Everyone I know who is somebody began as a nobody, making little or even no money in their first jobs.  Before you can make serious money, you have to prove to an … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Want to Touch Abortion But…

Unfortunately one of my colleagues in the pastoral world decided the 24th of December, an auspicious day for around 1/5 of the world’s population, was also an auspicious day to misrepresent the Jewish view on one of the most sensitive … Continue reading

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Why Me, Inc. is not a 501(c)(3)

I’m finding Me, Inc. to be an enjoyable read, and while I’d like to finish it I think for my purposes I’ve read enough to say what I have to say.  I have little to offer in the way of critique … Continue reading

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Slamming the RCA: Never Let a Scandal Go To Waste!

I was shocked and appalled when I first read about the recent scandal concerning one of my colleagues in the RCA in the Forward.  I even feel a little stupid because I had met him on one occasion and while … Continue reading

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