7 02, 2018

Should Jews study secular subjects?

By |2018-02-08T05:05:28-07:00February 7th, 2018|Book Reviews, Thoughts|

There are two broad approaches to Orthodox Judaism, each taking an opposite view as to what Judaism requires. Each feeling certain they know what God wants them to do. Modern Orthodox Judaism is convinced that Jews must learn secular knowledge. It is as Maimonides, Judaism's greatest thinker taught, "the truth is the truth no matter [...]

10 02, 2011

Should religious Jews avoid secular studies?

By |2011-03-15T09:27:54-07:00February 10th, 2011|Book Reviews, Thoughts|

Torah Umaddah By Rabbi Norman Lamm Maggid Books, 2010, 247 pages   Reviewed by Israel Drazin   Should religious people shun everything secular, even science? This question bothered many religious people for centuries. Some solved it by living in isolation, wearing clothes that distinguish them and keep them apart, and insisting that their children not [...]