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What are the ten stupidest things that Orthodox Jews, particularly rabbis, believe?
I want to make a list (while staying within the daled amot aka orthodox Judaism): * That the Chofetz Chaim embodies Judaism’s teachings about proper speech (he used mussar, frequently extreme, and aggadata and turned it into halacha). If you … Continue reading
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Can I Give An Inspiring Speech?
I feel relatively comfortable giving the 12-step share. You confess your shortcomings and your struggles and you say what has helped you. In Orthodox Judaism, a lot of people know that I converted and they want to know why. More … Continue reading
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Spirituality Vs Religion
I notice that a lot of people these days describe themselves as spiritual rather than religious. I’ve always been suspicious of spirituality. I’ve always had contempt for most people who talk about it. Spirituality has usually struck me as cheap … Continue reading
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Sexual Predators At AA Meetings
I’ve noticed that many addicts, be it to alcohol or drugs or porn, can get sober through 12-step meetings but turn quickly into sexual predators when given half a chance. There’s no good thing that can’t be perverted. Not Orthodox … Continue reading
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