7 11, 2016

A joke – The development of a halacha

By |2016-11-07T07:20:15-07:00November 7th, 2016|Thoughts|

I received this joke from a reader of www.booksnthoughts.com. It mocks the extreme thinking of the Haredi (extreme Orthodox) and contains the language they use. I added parenthetical explanations of their terms.                             Development of a Halacha - Reprinted with permission from Yosid [...]

13 01, 2013

Rabbi Soloveitchik on prayer and life

By |2013-01-13T08:58:12-07:00January 13th, 2013|Book Reviews|

Worship of the Heart By Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik Ktav Publishing House, 2003, 197 pages   This is one of about a dozen volumes published after Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s death (1903-1993) based on writings he never published. This one, the second of the posthumous volumes, contains ten essays on prayer. He offers his understanding [...]

5 07, 2012

A Rational View of Judaism

By |2012-07-05T13:29:01-07:00July 5th, 2012|Book Reviews, Thoughts|

From Defender to Critic The Search for a New Jewish Self By Dr. David Hartman Jewish Life Publishing, 2012, 303 pages Rabbi Dr. David Hartman disagrees with the views of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (1903-1993), the former Dean of Yeshiva University and spiritual leader of the Rabbinical Council of America, the organization of Orthodox rabbis. [...]