Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Day After: On Orthodoxy and Feminization

Let me start by saying that I am fully in sympathy with the arguments regarding discrimination of women in Orthodox Judaism. I cannot begin to understand what it is like to deal with the various derogatory statements as well as … Continue reading

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(Belated) Open Thread Sunday

Should Israel allow civil marriages or not? Why?

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Wanted: Guest Bloggers

I’m looking for people to join me on my little platform. The subjects are history to “Jewish politics”, Israel, and life in general. The only condition is that the posts be well-reasoned and civil in tone (no ad hominems). If … Continue reading

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Open Thread Sunday

Facebook or twitter and why?

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Tidbits (Because I have no time to write today)

1) Hebrew University’s war against Tel Aviv University’s accreditation: I, II. 2) Long symposium on brain death at Hirhurim. 3) The fallacy of the “two conquest descriptions of Hazor” argument, according to Prof.              Yehuda … Continue reading

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Not A Zero-Sum Game: Rational Thought and Religion According to Rabbi Dr. Michael Avraham (Part Two: ‘What is Judaism’? and Analytical Thought)

[Intro, Part One] In the previous section we talked about the drawbacks and limitations of analytical thought, i.e. the attempt to arrive at irrefutably true definitions and statements through formal logic and axioms. The problem is simple: analytical statements cannot … Continue reading

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Open Thread Sunday

Coffee or tea?

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