Monthly Archives: July 2010

Before Its Time: The Third (Failed) Attempt to Establish a Rabbinic Seminar in Israel

Anyone who follows the scholarship on Orthodoxy knows that there were two attempts to establish a Rabbinic institution in Israel which combined religious and secular studies to one extent or another. The first was the long but fruitless negotiations between … Continue reading

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Before Akdamot, Before Tzohar, there was…De’ot

One of the most important sources for modern religious thought in Israel during the country’s formative years is De’ot (will someone get hebrewbooks.org to scan the rest of the issues?). This journal, which was published by and for religious students … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Move On

[I write this post with great trepidation; hoping that people will not misunderstand what I am trying to say, but knowing that some probably will. So, please, read what I wrote carefully before responding. Also, this blog is not meant … Continue reading

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Recycled for Tisha Bav

The following is a post I put up last year, which I feel has not lost any of its resonance. In the meantime, a book has come out on the varied theological responses to the First Churban which sounds interesting (In … Continue reading

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Going Into the Light

Well, my next post on faith will indeed be coming up next week (hope you read the assignment 🙂 ). Well, folks, for over five years I have remained anonymous, mostly due to shyness. However, I have decided on the … Continue reading

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Homework Assignment (sort of)

I was going to write a follow-up post, but decided on second thought to provide some preparatory material first. The following article by Rabbi Yoel Bin-Nun was first published here. I apologize for inconsistencies in translation and/or errors in grammar … Continue reading

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A Never-Ending Journey (On Faith – Static and Dynamic)

Judging by the reactions so far to my last post, my readers have apparently assumed I was making yet another minor contribution to the endless debate about the 13 ikarim, and what, if anything, one must believe as an Orthodox … Continue reading

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