Tag Archives: Judaism

“Who is Asher Lev?”

Last night we saw “My Name is Asher Lev” at the off Broadway Westside Theatre Upstairs.  The play was beautifully scripted and acted, and raises critical questions about the conflict created when the personal calling of a member of an orthodox … Continue reading

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Leviticus and Deuteronomy in Action by Union Carbide at their World Headquarters in New York City!

Once upon a time when my office was in the Union Carbide building in NYC there was a large rectangular shallow pool that people threw coins into. For whatever reason, and it would be nice if the reason was respect for … Continue reading

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When rubbish is spoken about someone else’s religion? What to do.

My son told me that last Saturday in Torah study a participant made a stupid and ignorant remark about Christianity. My son didn’t say what it was, only that he considered walking out, but did not. My immediate response was … Continue reading

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The Epistle of James 2 says, “Who the hell do you think you are?”

2:8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: 2:9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors. … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be religious?

Psalm 26 – King James Version 26:1 A Psalm of David. Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide. 26:2 Examine me, O LORD, and … Continue reading

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How much can one know about someone else’s religion? Not enough to claim knowledge!

During last night’s Rosh Hashanah service, the Rabbi, in his sermon, referred to Paul saying that Jesus did away with the law. A common view surely, but the reality is certainly not so cut and dried. When we are not … Continue reading

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