Author: DRosenbach

Passaic Periodontist

Permission to Deny: Part #2

For at least the time being, I will skip Kelemen’s second argument, entitled The Cosmological Approach, instead moving on to his third argument, entitled The Teleological Approach. To begin, I’d like to assert the obvious — more than 80% of…

Permission to Deny: Part 1

I’ve re-read Lawrence Kelemen’s Permission to Believe this past week and found it just as unsatisfactory as I did when I read it the first time. For those who are unfamliar with the text, I would suggest reading it —…

Davening Importance Paradox

Being in shul so much over the past week or so, I noticed something really strange that I’ve never noticed before — and I’d like to call it the “importance paradox.” It seems that some of the most important prayers…

Yom Kippur Devar Torah

A few days ago, Heshy commented (satirically, I might add) about trying to do teshuva for things that he knew he wouldn’t stop doing and perhaps couldn’t even wait to begin doing again.  I find that this perception is quite…

Devar Torah Nitzavim-Vayeilech

After re-embracing the commitment to follow their religious obligations, Moses tells the Israelites that they are bidden to enforce public allegiance.  As Rashi explains the verse (Deut. 29:28), “v’haniglos lanu u’lvaneinu” (and the revealed is for us and our children)…