Tag: Judaism

Kiruv Skills

I was talking with a buddy of mine who works in the kiruv industry about the different set of skills you need to make it as kiruv rabbi in the bay area and we both agreed that it would be…

Is orthodox Judaism sexist?

Of course it’s sexist by today’s lackluster ethical morally depraved standards, we have dropped so far down the moral scale in the last 50 years that anything remotely reeking of religion is automatically shoved into the sexist closet. Ever since…

Converting Sucks!!!

Guest post by Eclectic Trixie I hate converting. There. I said it. Sure, I’ve already mentioned this to my rabbis (in some very colorful language) but I feel the need to say it again in this format as well. I…

Purim I

R’ Daniel Z. Feldman tells a story about Disney’s Aladdin being shown at NCSY Kollel once upon a time around Purim, and here’s the Dvar Torah that was told at the time:

Don’t judge Judaism by the Jews

It’s a classic statement, but after so many messages statements expressing shock at the fact that I’m still religious after seeing and being exposed to all the shit that flows in and around the frum Jewish community, I have decided…

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 —…