I am made in the image of God – not in the image of my rabbi

The disagreements among Jews on almost everything is not something new – it has been always an important feature of Jewish character. From the very beginning, various Jewish groups were competing with each other for a “right way” of following the God’s guidance (codified in the Torah) in always challenging and changing life circumstances. DuringContinue reading “I am made in the image of God – not in the image of my rabbi”

Spiritually Jewish and non-Jewish Globalization

Is the globalization a Jewish Torah-guided idea? The answer is YES or NO depending on how the very idea of globalization is defined. The answer is YES if the very idea of globalization is to let each participant in a globalization union enhance its unique way of life using advanced achievements of the others inContinue reading “Spiritually Jewish and non-Jewish Globalization”

Non-rabbinic intellectual understanding of the importance of God

The concept of Supreme Power over us the humans called God is vital for our human wellbeing. It is vital even for those who call themselves atheists. It is vital mainly not for the purpose of praying to God and asking for guidance and favors but most importantly for accepting God as the unchallenged sourceContinue reading “Non-rabbinic intellectual understanding of the importance of God”

The Western Wall impasse as an indication of what is wrong with our religious leaders

When I visit the Western Wall for prayers and inspiration, I always observe here Jews, and even non-Jews, of different “colors” – in completely white/black uniforms and in just colorful t-shorts – trying to find here the meaning of their individual lives. Everything looks peaceful and inspiring. Then I read in the news media: ClashContinue reading “The Western Wall impasse as an indication of what is wrong with our religious leaders”

We cannot mitigate the force of antisemitism if we wrongly define its roots

Recently I have addressed this subject in a post “The rabbi is wrong on the roots of anti-Semitism”. However, the newly revealed acts of anti-Semitism in Europe moved me to address this subject again. From the news media: Writing in The Telegraph on 3rd May, the Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis addresses the problem of anti-Semitism onContinue reading “We cannot mitigate the force of antisemitism if we wrongly define its roots”

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