Intertwining Inner & Outer Religious Life:Yehuda haLevi’s Human Law & Divine Law

08/18/2011 - 20:00
The Orthodox Jewish community in the United States for the last few decades has been experiencing a move toward higher ritual observance, as demonstrated by Samuel Heilman’s study, “Sliding to the Right,” and, in many communities, prioritizes ritual observance and religious conformity over spiritual leadership, natural morality, and common sense ethics. Instead of committing time and effort to addressing local poverty, many devote resources to the search for the perfectly-shaped etrog.   
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz
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