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Toward A Gentler Orthodoxy

Godly people strive to understand each other; good people can differ out of pure motives.

03/19/2014

Throughout the Middle Ages, Jews and Christians were consumed by hateful polemics about each other. They fought theological duels that sometimes led to deadly Christian violence against our ancestors. Christians no longer pose any existential threat to Jews, yet the penchant for hateful language has continued, particularly in my Orthodox community. Much of this venom is directed against ourselves in fraternal battles that are turning as lethal as the medieval Jewish-Christian warfare. Today the traditional fear and vilification of gentiles has been transferred to other Orthodox Jews with whom we disagree.

The recent decision by a school to allow girls to wear teffillin has created controversy, sometimes mean-spirited. Fotolia

Yeshiva League Hockey Rankings (Shouldn't SAR be Number 1?)

Here are the latest rankings of yeshiva league hockey.

And here's a look at the beginnings of yeshiva league hockey, from Jewish Hoops America.

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