Category Archives: Haredi

Hasidim Don’t Tell You How To Change Your Jewish Practice

In his part one lecture on the Ben Ish Chai for Torah in Motion, Marc Shapiro says: “Anyone over 30 knows how different things are today than when we were growing up… We are accustomed to thinking that this sort … Continue reading

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Who Is The Most Highly Regarded Haredi Torah Scholar?

Marc B. Shapiro, history professor, writes: …opponents of R. Steinman have been very harsh in their evaluation of him, and a steady stream of publications has appeared designed to show that his views are not in line with the haredi … Continue reading

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Was Slavery So Wrong?

Was rape in war so wrong? I was thinking today that I wished the Confederacy had won the Civil War. It was not a deep sustained thought. It was just a form of disgust over what America has turned into … Continue reading

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Why Do Jewish Leaders Keep Ignoring Ultra-Orthodox Education Crisis?

Forward: The New York State Legislature is currently considering two bills, one introduced by Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee in early May , the other by Sen. David Carlucci and Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski in January , to strengthen existing legislation requiring nonpublic … Continue reading

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Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss Condemns Zionism at UC Irvine

There’s nothing sinister about Haredi (traditional Orthodox) Jews who do not support the modern secular state of Israel. They are being consistent with their understanding of Judaism. Prior to WWII, most Jews were not Zionist aka were not pushing for … Continue reading

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