Judaism as rabbinical profession and as Jewish way of life

  Let us first define Judaism as rabbinical profession and Judaism as Jewish way of life.   Judaism as rabbinical profession has, like any other profession, its higher education institutions the yeshivas with their curriculums, accreditations, alumni-type associations, publications, and of course the spiritual competition among them.   Like in any other profession, there areContinue reading “Judaism as rabbinical profession and as Jewish way of life”

Rabbis as authoritarians and teachers

I have posted some articles on this subject describing the overwhelming authoritarian mode-of-operations of many Orthodox rabbis as a reason for the Jewish majority not to follow spiritual guidelines of those rabbis. Indeed, the Jewish majority defines the mission of a rabbi in the following way: Rabbi literally means “teacher” in Hebrew. In the JewishContinue reading “Rabbis as authoritarians and teachers”

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”

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