Tag: Judaism

What Jon Stewart Fails to Understand

by Rabbi Joshua Strulowitz, Congregation Adath Israel, San Francisco, CA Reprinted from Rabbi Strulowitz’s Blog at www.adathisraelsf.org Last week Jon Stewart ran a segment on “The Daily Show” that got a lot of buzz, and a large number of Facebook…

The Orthodox 40 year old virgin

I think I may have been the only one in the theater watching the Steve Carell movie 40 Year Old Virgin thinking about how the Orthodox version wouldn’t be so funny. According to halacha, Jewish men and women aren’t supposed…

Yom Kippur Rant

I would love to spend Yom Kippur in the woods, every year I have the same debate and every year my yetzer tov or yiras shamayim takes the form of “dude are you f–cking nuts” and I shoot down the…

Living the 9 days literally

For those of you who haven’t read the Year of Living Biblically I would recommend doing so, AJ Jacobs writes about the year where he decided to live biblically, if it weren’t so comical you may mistake it for the…