Monthly Archives: November 2011

Is a Separation of Religion and State Good for the (Orthodox) Jews?

The recent dust-up between Tzohar and the Rabbinate has increased the number of RZ Rabbis who want to see the Israeli Rabbinate dismantled. I believe that the discussion of separating Church and State in Israel has concentrated for far too … Continue reading

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The Manifesto of the Privately Orthodox and the Publicly Secular Liberal

[Note – this is meant as a parody. AIWAC] We, the undersigned, who privately keep halacha for whatever reason but genuinely and forthrightly swear on the Bible of Kant, Rawls & co, hereby resolve the following: Resolved: That Liberalism is … Continue reading

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Tidbits for Sunday

An article on all that is wrong with Israeli Higher Education. A funny guide for how NOT to write. A statistical breakdown of average wages for jobs in the United States. A statistical breakdown of employment of BA graduates in … Continue reading

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Tip #5: Learn to write well

“The only way I know to become a good writer is to be a bad writer and keep on improving” –          Thomas Sowell I don’t know what career you intend to pursue. You may become a STEM specialist. Maybe you’ll … Continue reading

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Open Thread Sunday

Should Israeli social security be abolished, retained or reformed? Why?

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Tidbits for Friday

Milton Friedman’s yartziet was this week. Honor it by listening to some of his pearls of wisdom on youtube (click on playlists, then on Milton Friedman). You are also invited to see, free of charge, Freedman’s landmark 1980 documentary “Free … Continue reading

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What Gemara Can (Theoretically) Provide Students, Part I

[Intro] Learning a Foreign Language, Studying a Foreign Culture “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there” – L.P. Hartley One of the things often emphasized in liberal arts or humanities curricula is the importance of ‘broadening … Continue reading

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