Reply to: Agunah Cases in the Age of Facebook
7 hours 59 min ago
Those urging Rep. Camp to pressure Mr. Friedman to give the Get or be fired are probably barking up the wrong tree. Roman Catholics do not believe in divorce.
Reply to: Shave For The Brave
14 hours 11 min ago
A little boy is dying, but some rabbis won't participate because they're superstitious or because their husbands don't like them with short hair? What year is this, 1950? Time to check your egos at the door, rabbis. Your hair will grow back. Sammy (and other kids like him) won't live to see hair as long and luxurious as yours.
Reply to: Chanukah: Are We So Different From The Hellenists?
17 hours 14 sec ago
"Our enduring victory, however, will come when people's hearts understand that perfecting the soul and aspiring to holiness are more important than perfecting the body and worshipping beauty."
A very apt observation!
Reply to: Israel: Don’t Overreach
18 hours 31 min ago
As mentioned the U.S. is nominally secular, but not atheistic at all, and for political reasons the president can be seen in church. Also its a common expression- that there are no atheists in the fox holes... besides it being politically smart to have a strong foothold in the middle east not to mention the Jewish lobby and social influence
Reply to: Modern Orthodoxy And The Joseph Problem
19 hours 11 min ago
Commentator Belin is so interested in reconciliation between the branches of "Orthodoxy" that (based on the context of the article) he compares those wary of YCT (which includes the RCA, YU, and the majority of shuls in America) to "fundamentalist sects of Islams . . ." and describes them as "fear based." He claims that these people are "Haredi Orthodoxy" when in fact anyone involved in our community knows that they represent a board swath of the modren orthodox world.
He then proceeds to defame some unspecified number of adherents of every other major religion on the planet before noting that people aren't interested in "fear" or people who just define themselves by what they are against. That comment is either an excellent parody or something else entirely . . .
Belin, if that is your ideal of tolerance, I want no part of it at all.