Monthly Archives: March 2011

Beyond the Letter of the Law: Rav Shlomo Goren and Moral Warfare

Mention the name of Rav Shlomo Goren to your average Orthodox Jew and they will either associate him with Har Habyit and the Shofar in ’67, or the infamous Langer case. That’s it. This man, who created military halacha practically … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Religious Maturity, Or The Atheist Avrech and You (Part Three)

[Part I, Part II] OK, so what’s your answer to the question of last post, smart guy? Why should one go through the effort of finding a way to believe? Well, the simplest answer, and one given by the O … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Religious Maturity, Or The Atheist Avrech and You (Part Two)

In the previous post, we discussed how the stage of religious adolescence is not a purely negative phase in life. Like any other form of adolescence, it can lead to great religious heights, not just abandonment and wholesale rebellion. However, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Religious Maturity, Or The Atheist Avrech and You (Part One)

There’s been some discussion in the blogosphere of a story in Mishpacha about the Charedi Avrech who keeps everything yet doesn’t believe in God. Harry’s Place has picked it up, with the usual debates about proof of God, Orthodoxy &c. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Tidbits (Just because)

A book on sports and politics in Zionism from 1898 to 1960 (Hebrew). Akdamot has now placed many of its articles online for free, so a link has been added for them on the sidebar. The blog of Shai Charka, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Not A Zero-Sum Game: Rational Thought and Religion According to Rabbi Dr. Michael Avraham (Part Four: ‘The Decline of the Generations’ and the Synthetic-Analytical Divide)

[Intro, Part I, Part II, Part III] In the previous section, we discussed the importance of synthetic thinking, and how it complements analytical thinking. It is a necessary complement, as without it we would never actually know anything about the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 4 Comments

Coming Events On This Blog

1) The conclusion to the Reason and Religion series 2) The 1948 Battle of St. Simeon Monastery: A multi-sided view 3) Academia and Education in a Jewish context

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment