Category Archives: Orthodoxy

The Machinery Of Orthodox Judaism

To enter the dance of Yiddishkeit is to enter a mystery that takes you over. You might feel like you have yourself together, you’re all tucked in, you’re choosing your level of involvement, but before you know it, you are … Continue reading

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That Old-Time Religion

Elliot R. Wolfson writes in 2010 about David Gelernter’s 2009 book, Judaism: A Way of Being: * Gelernter ascribes to Orthodoxy an air of authenticity, implying that all other denominations are weaker or compromised versions of the “real” thing. But … Continue reading

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Jewish Matchmaking

Idk who this girl is but she’s hilarious and this is spot on pic.twitter.com/X3fw3vXYl0 — simmy cohen (@simmy_cohen) May 28, 2021

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Beauty At Shul

A friend says: Shul can be a place where you see attractive young Jewesses married to shlubby guys, it can breed resentment, god forbid. I remember like five years ago being at shul, and noticing all these very attractive young … Continue reading

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‘No, Really, Why Are So Many Christians In Colombia Converting To Orthodox Judaism?’

Scott Alexander writes: * I enjoyed reading a recent Washington Post article, subtitled Why Are So Many Christians In [Colombia] Converting To Orthodox Judaism? It had good interviews and beautiful photos. The only thing it lacked was any explanation of … Continue reading

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