Reply to: Slow Down, You Move Too Fast
1 hour 49 min ago
this is a guideline not only for Sabbath but for life. I eventually realized this after my brain surgeries. The less you do the better it is .depending on the situation ,a rush like napoleon will take you more in trouble. In my case ,I have learned to take it one day at the time. Relax on Sabbath or any other time I can and don't let doctors with god complex rush me into something with napoleon "waterloo" result.
Reply to: The Mourning After: Pew’s Unheralded Surprise
3 hours 49 min ago
Kind of refutes this entire article.
Reply to: What About Halacha?
5 hours 14 min ago
I really do not think this is rocket science. Too many people who belong to Conseravtive synagogues are not Conservative Jews. They have no affinity for Halachah. They beieve that a Conseravtive Synaogue is a Conservative synagogue if it falls anywhere between no adherence to Jewish law (that's a reform synagogue) and the blackest of black hats (which is orthodoxy) and so they would prefer something just a little to the right of nothing. They are essentially Jewishly illiterate and are comfortable if the Rabbi studies Talmud and observes shabbes for them. Being a Conseravtive Jew requires work and study and practice (doesn't anything worth anything?) If you ask them, they will tell you (even if they do not believe it in their hearts) that the Torah (and the rest of the Tanakh) was given to Moses at Sinai (and that a more critical approach to our Scriptures is off-limits, beyond their comfort level and maybe even blasephemous. And our clergy will not tell them otherwise. And of course, it is their dues that keep our institutions from foreclosure. We have to welcome all comers and respond to their needs when they ask for shorter services, more English and less demanding observance. We have gotten ourselves into this mess through our desire to be ever bigger. Now it is time to talk about how to get out of the mess.
Reply to: Outraged At Chief Rabbinate’s Snub Of Rabbi Avi Weiss
5 hours 42 min ago
The only truth is the Chareidei lifestyle and mindset. Everything else is purely human desires and are not derived from the torah that Hashem gave us in order that we should live our lives as He wants us to. Avi Weiss is not a Rabbi because he does not know Torah. He makes up religion as he sees fit based on secular culture and ideals. Therefore, the outrage is at the audacity he has to claim that what he is teaching is legitimate.
Reply to: Go East, Young Jews
6 hours 2 min ago
This article is all the more reason for the Jewish insitutions of the community to take an active stance against the East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station, which cuts right through the streets that are highlighted above, And, is one block from the Ramaz daycare center. A garbage facility, with trucks running back and forth on Shabbat, is not exactly a welcoming beacon for neighborhood Jews.