If Judaism and science do not go hand-in-hand, we are in spiritual trouble

If Judaism and science do not go hand-in-hand, we are in spiritual trouble Yes, that is true – if Judaism and science do not go hand-in-hand, we are in spiritual trouble. Judaism and science have to go hand-in-hand, and that is a message from the Torah: Judaism defines what to do and the science definesContinue reading “If Judaism and science do not go hand-in-hand, we are in spiritual trouble”

Wonder, why do strictly orthodox rabbis respect secular Jews and detest less orthodox Jews?

The writings of strictly orthodox rabbis leave no doubt – they spiritually accept the Jewish life style of non-religious, secular Jews, who do not follow the Jewish tradition, and they spiritually reject the Jewish life style of less orthodox Jews, who follow their own Jewish tradition (reform, conservative and even modern orthodox). To understand whyContinue reading “Wonder, why do strictly orthodox rabbis respect secular Jews and detest less orthodox Jews?”

Why Rabbi Weiss is wrong on Christian worship at Auschwitz

From the news media: On the eve of Pope Francis’s visit to Auschwitz, a US rabbi has called on him to remove a Catholic church from the premises of the Nazi death camp. The letter sent from Rabbi Avi Weiss, national president of AMCHA-Coalition for Jewish Concerns. Weiss says the presence of the church atContinue reading “Why Rabbi Weiss is wrong on Christian worship at Auschwitz”

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”

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”

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