Category: Judaism

Rabbi Dr. Jacob Neusner writes an opinion piece lamenting the lack of scholarship in the Rabbinate across all denominations. Protocols covered the editorial and it was met with some criticism…

Jewish Thought, Theology, and Machshava

Mendy informs me of Shlock Rock’s new album which is mostly of Broadway parodies. As always, some are clever, and others are painful. Two comments though. Though I can’t prove…

Jewish Culture

Continuing my “Greatest Hits” blogging (while moving away from the Purim Torah), I wanted to revisit my Pluralism Equation. During my second year of smikha, I participated in Clal’s Rabbinic…

Jewish Culture Jewish Thought, Theology, and Machshava

Jewish History Jewish Thought, Theology, and Machshava

I’ve been getting swamped with e-mails and IM’s about the historical accuracy of 9 Av events. Even Protocols is getting in on the action. This is going to take much…

Jewish History Random Acts of Scholarship

Abdicate.net gives us a few other infamous events which took place on 9 Av, all of which “are verifiable in the history books”. We already demonstrated the WWI date to…

Jewish History Random Acts of Scholarship

Someone asked me tonight about what happened on 9 av. M. Taanit 4:6 lists 5 things: Decree that the dor midbar wouldn’t enter Eretz Yisrael Hurban I Hurban II Beitar…

Jewish History Random Acts of Scholarship

Normally I’m better tempered than this; it takes a lot to get me annoyed enough to blog. However, in one day I’ve gotten messages from Frumster people who probably should….well…

Jewish Dating Personal