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Posts Tagged: Chasidism

June 18, 2018 8:40 am

The Rebbe to the World

Few men are able to shape the world in death as they did in life. To do so is to subsume your existence to a...

July 7, 2017 12:39 pm

What Are Haredi Jews Doing to the Jewish Community?

I do not want to come across as a rabbi-basher, or an opponent of Haredi Judaism. Much like other things, there are parts that I...

February 26, 2016 5:23 am

Why Religion Needs Risk

There is no word I know of in the Bible for “risk.” Modern Hebrew uses the word “sakanah,” which really means “danger.” “Risk” in modern...

January 2, 2015 1:12 am

On Democratic Governance and Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama's Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy is a follow up to his earlier The Origins of Political...

June 17, 2014 11:02 am

A Human Portrait of the Rebbe (REVIEW)

Turning Judaism Outward: A biography of the Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, by Chaim Miller (New York: Kol Menachem Press, 2014). For the benefit of the uninitiated,...

October 5, 2012 1:49 am

The Shtomp, Or The Case Against Religious Dancing

Simchat Torah, the festival of Rejoicing Over The Law, is upon us and once again I find myself completely out of sync with most of...


Michigan Democrats Demand GOP Apology for Holocaust Social Media Post

Michigan Democrats on Thursday demanded that the Michigan GOP apologize for a post linking the Holocaust to a contemporary gun rights debate. “Before they collected all these wedding rings…they collected all...


Thousands of Israelis Block Streets in Protest of Judicial Overhaul

Israelis took to the streets en masse on Thursday in protest against the government's overhaul of the court system, blocking roadways across the country and intensifying a months-long campaign decrying the move. Thousands of people waving flags and blaring horns...

Middle East

Jerusalem Sending ‘Conciliatory Messages’ to Amman - Israel is increasing its diplomatic outreach to Jordan amid anger in Amman over a speech by Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich dismissing Palestinian peoplehood and displaying a map of the...

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