God and Religion in the Torah – and they may disagree

Preface I have received from MiKu the following comment: “So you discard a Talmudic idea because it doesn’t fit your agenda, then you aren’t qualified to invent “Intellectual Judaism””, and I have responded in the following way: “Michael, I am not discarding anything. I am, in my human duty as a spiritual scientist, trying toContinue reading “God and Religion in the Torah – and they may disagree”

Rabbis’ spiritual authoritarianism vs. Jews’ individual freedoms

Yes, everybody knows every rabbi is trying to impose on his Jewish constituency the Torah guidance in the interpretation of his ordination institution as the only truthful “Service to God”, and everybody knows every Jews is a profoundly independent individual with his own opinion on everything, who does not like to follow the crowd. ManyContinue reading “Rabbis’ spiritual authoritarianism vs. Jews’ individual freedoms”

Is there anything that may unite all hostile political parties in Israel?

One of the latest rounds of negotiations to establish a functioning Israeli government has been dealing with the following issues: Should the government impose or not impose sanctions on the haredi yeshiva students who do not perform military service? Should the government provide full financing of the ultra-Orthodox schools without any requirements? Should the governmentContinue reading “Is there anything that may unite all hostile political parties in Israel?”

Does God want these people to gather in the Promised Land?

That is a reprint from Jerusalem Post http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Ultra-Orthodox-Jews-gang-up-on-IDF-officer-in-Mea-Shearim-section-of-Jerusalem-399091 ———————————————————————————————————- By JPOST.COM STAFF 04/24/2015 18:10 Israel shocked by ultra-Orthodox mob assault of IDF officer in Jerusalem Ultra-Orthodox Jews gang up on IDF officer in Mea Shearim The officer, who serves in an infantry brigade, was wearing an army uniform and a knitted skullcap that is theContinue reading “Does God want these people to gather in the Promised Land?”

Spiritual closeness of Jews and Christians – in the Testaments and in the Torah’s guidance

Discussions on spiritual closeness of Jews and Christians are not just a sort of traditional theoretical discussions where some participants may agree and some disagree. Those discussions are of very practical importance. Those discussions are bringing closer the Jews and the Christians, Judaism and Christianity. Those discussions are advancing the mission of the Jews asContinue reading “Spiritual closeness of Jews and Christians – in the Testaments and in the Torah’s guidance”

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