Category Archives: Judaism

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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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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Is Conservative Judaism Relevant?

Conservative Judaism is an ideological response to two main philosophical frameworks that existed in 19th century Germany.  On the right, one segment of European Judaism was religious and held Halachah as binding; and on the left, European Enlightenment thinking and … Continue reading

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The Democratization of Judaism

There is a historical motif where authority is challenged after information is democratized.  People are exposed to new ways of thinking, the veil is lifted from their eyes, and they are made privy to the evils that haunt them.  In … Continue reading

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