30 06, 2017

A victory for women

By |2017-06-30T07:12:40-07:00June 30th, 2017|Thoughts|

  Finally, after many years of demeaning mistreatment by ultra-orthodox haredi men who ignore some of their teachers who tell them it is ok to sit next to a woman, people who were also created by God, people who deserve the same respect given to men, the Israeli court has ruled that El Al acted [...]

25 06, 2017

Are women equal to men in respect to prayer?

By |2017-06-25T04:04:06-07:00June 25th, 2017|Thoughts|

I just read "Gender Equality and Prayer in Jewish Law" by Rabbis E. Tucker and M. Rosenberg. It is an excellent thoughtful book. Whether a reader agrees with the two rabbis who authored the book or not, he or she will find a wealth of information in the book that will prompt thought. Whether the [...]

1 03, 2016

A horrible act alleged to be Jewish

By |2016-03-03T03:59:07-07:00March 1st, 2016|Thoughts|

                                                                                      A horrible act alleged to be Jewish   Outrageously, a supposedly pious Orthodox Jewish man mistreated the wife of my deceased partner, my co-author on many Targum Onkelos books, Rabbi Dr. Stanley Wagner. On December 4, 2015, his wife Renee Rabinowitz boarded an El Al plane in Newark, New Jersey, for a flight [...]

18 02, 2015

Miriam was not kissed

By |2015-02-18T11:07:58-07:00February 18th, 2015|Thoughts|

                                                                                Miriam was not kissed   While much in Judaism has been changed and improved, the way the Bible intended, a serious problem remains that needs to be altered, the attitude to and treatment of women. The attitude is seen in the following rabbinic interpretation.   Deuteronomy 34:5 states that Moses died “in the [...]