Modern orthodox rabbi believes the haredim life-style brings them close to “pagan brands” of Christianity

And his view supports my beliefs that pagan Judaism may exists in any denominations of Judaism as I described in my previous posts. The name of this Rabbi is Eugene Korn. He is North American director of the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation in Efrat, and editor of Meorot—A Forum for Modern Orthodox Discourse.Continue reading “Modern orthodox rabbi believes the haredim life-style brings them close to “pagan brands” of Christianity”

Thoughts on individual Jewish self-identification

These days the majority of the Jews don’t have personal rabbi who helps them to figure out what they are supposed to do to consider themselves Jewish. Of course they know they were born to Jewish families. Is it enough to be Jewish? Certainty not – we are aware of many people born to JewishContinue reading “Thoughts on individual Jewish self-identification”

Judaism – True and Pagan

Yes, there is True Judaism and there is Pagan Judaism. And Pagan Judaism may exist in any of the current denominations of Judaism – orthodox, conservative, reform, or humanistic. 

Being Jewish is genetically imprinted in the Jewish souls

Those ten thoughts I have described in the post “Thoughts on Being Jewish – more intellectually, less traditionally” may find validation in the article by Caroline Glick “Our World: Is Israeli society unraveling?” (Jerusalem Post, 02/01/2012). In spite of wishful thinking of many in friendly and unfriendly countries of the world and even by someContinue reading “Being Jewish is genetically imprinted in the Jewish souls”

Thoughts on being Jewish – more intellectually, less traditionally

Thoughts on being Jewish? What thoughts? In the course of Jewish history the rabbis and other religious authorities had created so many definitions on Jewish identification that it looks like no new thoughts on being Jewish could be generated. 

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