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Tag Archives: halakhic questions
The Modern Orthodox – Haredi Split
Marc B. Shapiro writes: In Europe, every small town had a rav. Sometimes the rav was an adherent of Agudah, and other times a follower of Mizrachi. But as far as the townspeople were concerned, that didn’t matter. He was … Continue reading
Posted in Haredi, Marc B. Shapiro, Modern Orthodox Tagged agudah, halakhic questions, haredi world, Marc B. Shapiro, mizrachi, world war ii Comments Off on The Modern Orthodox – Haredi Split
Can Too Much Torah Study Hurt Your Spiritual Life?
Professor Marc B. Shapiro is out with his first blog post since April. He writes: I have mentioned how R. Kook compares the Torah scholars and the masses, and how the masses have elements of natural morality that are not … Continue reading
Posted in Marc B. Shapiro Tagged halakhic questions, life professor, Marc B. Shapiro, natural morality, professor marc, prophetic insights, torah scholars, torah study Comments Off on Can Too Much Torah Study Hurt Your Spiritual Life?
Is The Purpose Of Religion To Aggrandize Yourself Or To Serve God?
That’s the question I think about when I look at Jewish Los Angeles. When the Orthodox Union puts its hashgacha (kosher certification) on toilet bowl cleanser and water, is that just for making money or is there a divine reason … Continue reading
Posted in Kashrut, Orthodoxy, R. David Rue, R. Gershon Bess, R. Yehuda Bukspan, RCC Tagged halakhic questions, jewish los angeles, personal aggrandizement, rabbi yehuda, rabbinical council of california, toilet bowl cleanser, torah text Comments Off on Is The Purpose Of Religion To Aggrandize Yourself Or To Serve God?