Regrettably, many Republican Senators are Swamp fellows

From the news media: President Donald Trump signaled disappointment that the Senate failed to pass an Obamacare repeal, after hours of failed Republican attempts to keep their promise to the American people. ————- President Trump may be disappointed but he surely understands why five Republican Senators voted against him. As the latest US elections haveContinue reading “Regrettably, many Republican Senators are Swamp fellows”

That is not the Western Wall crisis – that is a crisis of Jewish identity

From the news media: Instead of the promised visible and permanent pluralistic prayer pavilion under their control at Jerusalem’s Western Wall — passed as a government decision in January 2016 — non-Orthodox Jewry is again to be shunted to second-class prayer status on a slim platform in the corner of an archaeological park creating aContinue reading “That is not the Western Wall crisis – that is a crisis of Jewish identity”

Jews are changing by “God’s design”, not disappearing as some rabbis proclaim

Your assessment of the future of American and Israeli Jewry depends on how you define the Jewish identity. If you define it, as traditional rabbis are doing, by being born to a sort of halakhic Jewish family, the future is bleak. Indeed, the Jewish majority in America and Israel is increasingly being born to non-halakhicContinue reading “Jews are changing by “God’s design”, not disappearing as some rabbis proclaim”

God made all of us capable to understand His guidance – not only the rabbis 

  It seems to me, something is missing in this sermon.   From a sermon by Rabbi Sacks:   Judaism identified three distinct moral sensibilities each of which has its own voice and vocabulary. They are [1] the ethics of the king, [2] the ethics of the priest and fundamentally, [3] the ethics of theContinue reading “God made all of us capable to understand His guidance – not only the rabbis “

The news media are free … to be ideological and biased  

  Yes, that is true: the news media are constitutionally free – free to be biased and to be used as ideological warfare. Why? Because the news media outlets are businesses, which are tailoring their information products to the customer demands to attract more customers and make more money.   To do this, a particularContinue reading “The news media are free … to be ideological and biased  “

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