Category Archives: Social commentary

The land is very, very good טובה הארץ מאוד מאוד

We read in this past week’s Torah portion how the spies came back with a bad report about the land of Israel.  At least that was the majority report.  Calev and Yehoshua saw the same things, and reported the “The … Continue reading

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The Duty to Report Child Abuse

There have been a number of cases in the news of pedophiles in the religious community that were molesting children for long periods of without anyone reporting it to the authorities.  One such case can be seen here: While the … Continue reading

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A statement of principles

Much ado has been made about some Orthodox Rabbis in the US and in Israel who have come out with a “Statement of Principles on the Place of Jews with a Homosexual Orientation in Our Community” It is my contention … Continue reading

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Don’t let me catch you praying!

Don’t let me catch you praying! It was a classic Jewish American joke.  So profound and on the money that even giving away the punch line at the beginning didn’t diminish from the humor of it.  Molly Goldberg, that pioneer … Continue reading

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