Author Archives: Modern Jewish Voice

Mystical vs. Rational Judaism

The history of modern religious Judaism, according to some in the academic and Rabbinic community, might be more explicated by the rejection of irrational mystical thinking, rather than the rejection of the dispassionate orthodoxy of old. This is not an … Continue reading

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Choice words

Modern Jewish Voice is posting this article with the  permission of Abbi Schorr.  Please  feel free to explore more of her articles at http://www.floridajewishjournal.com/ and http://www.floridajewishjournal.com/. Abbi Schorr South Florida Sun-Sentinel It’s been more than 65 years since the end … Continue reading

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Farrakhan’s Folly

At the annual Nation of Islam Conference in Chicago this week, Louis Farrakhan has continued his lifelong commitment to Anti-Semitism and distorting the truth.  Furthermore, he has expressed his belief that his irrational religious-political association with Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi … Continue reading

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Corrupting the Youth

Hamas and Fatah have vowed to stymie an attempt to include the Holocaust in textbooks used by UNRWA run schools.  Hamas spokesman have said these textbooks, to be used in West Bank and Gaza schools, “challenge the feelings of the … Continue reading

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Let Them Eat Cake

These are not the first riots we have seen in Egypt in recent years and the revolution was somewhat predestined.  There is an indisputable link between the cost of bread, wide gaps between the rich and the poor and populist … Continue reading

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Patrilineal Descent in the Reform Movement

In 1983, leaders of the Reform Movement in America determined the status of individuals born of mixed parentage.  In somewhat revolutionary fashion, they decided that children born of a Jewish father and non-Jewish mother would be considered Jewish within Reform … Continue reading

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Knowing and Believing

Why do people refuse to believe in a higher being?  For the following reasons: (1) people need an increased sense of certainty for issues that are most important, (2) there is a religious double standard for knowledge, (3) believing in … Continue reading

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