25 12, 2011

The role of customs and traditions in Judaism

By |2011-12-25T13:54:16-07:00December 25th, 2011|Thoughts|

By Israel Drazin   Rabbis who offer legal decisions frequently say that customs that have been practiced for some time have the same power as laws, but actually some do and some don’t. Traditions are a twin sister to customs. Generally customs refer to behaviors and traditions to ideas, but people use the terms interchangeably. [...]

25 11, 2011

Religious people do not follow their Bibles

By |2011-11-25T05:06:52-07:00November 25th, 2011|Thoughts|

By Israel Drazin There is no religion today where its adherents do exactly what is in their Bible. Let's look at Judaism as an example.                                           Ask many Orthodox and Conservative Jews about the origin of the oral law and they will tell you that God revealed both the written and oral Torah to the [...]