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I didn’t know he was Jewish Remembering Hilary Putnam, Harvard Philosopher and Religious Jew This past Sunday, the great Harvard philosopher Hilary Putnam died at the age of 89. His philosophical legacy is difficult to summarize—he wrote on the mind, language, metaphysics, quantum physics, logic, ethics, and many other topics. He was also a mathematician, and with his collaborators he ...

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A victory for religious freedom Westhampton Beach Eruv To Stand Last East End municipality drops its fight. On the Bad-Faith Attempt to Sever Biblical Archaeology from the Bible On the Bad-Faith Attempt to Sever Biblical Archaeology from the Bible When there’s too much “Jewish stuff” in the Bible. Very important Emes Ve-Emunah: YCT Statement on Belief My outlook on Judaism ...

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Crazy interference by the IDF Liberal national-religious rabbis defend Rabbi Eliezer Melamed against IDF ban In November last year, Melamed, during a lecture to IDF officers, said that if there was a contradiction between a military order and Jewish law “Jewish law overrides.” R J Sacks The Road Less Traveled: One Rabbi’s Reflections on Islam We in the Jewish community ...

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R Slifkin correctly takes on R Meiselman The Rav, Cosmology, and Evolution Comments for this blog are moderated. Please see this post about the comments policy for details. ANONYMOUS COMMENTS WILL NOT BE POSTED – please use either your real name or a pseudonym. R Shaul Robinson Honesty and Morality Can Save the Jewish People “And though he does tarry, ...

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R Yaakov Ariel: Don’t kill neutralized terrorists Ramat Gan Rabbi: Don’t kill neutralized terrorists In response to investigation of volunteers who killed Jaffa murderer, Rabbi Ariel says use non-lethal force if terrorist has been caught. First Chief Kotel Rabbi’s Letter Reveals Desperation on Eve of Jordanian Capture First Chief Kotel Rabbi’s Letter Reveals Desperation on Eve of Jordanian Capture The ...

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Orthodox doctors wrestle with ethics of ‘assisted suicide’ Orthodox doctors wrestle with ethics of ‘assisted suicide’ Religious doctors are struggling with the new Supreme Court-mandated policy that will permit physician-assisted death (PAD) R Avi Weiss starts new organization to counter blogs Giving Voice To Inclusive Orthodoxy New grassroots group seeks to revive and expand ideals of Edah, which folded a ...

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500 Years of Jewish Life in Venice 500 Years of Jewish Life in Venice A journey into one of the world’s oldest Jewish ghettos, where this year a long, rich history is commemorated. Chief Rabbi supports what we in the US call Blue Laws (scroll down) ‘Neutral’ Queen drawn into Brexit row over EU referendum – live Her Majesty allegedly ...

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Helfand Why Can’t Prison Figure Out How a Minyan Works? It’s Not That Complicated! A North Carolina prison has the bizarre notion that you need ten people to study Torah — and the Supreme Court won’t correct it. Michael Helfand explains why. No one should be surprised Pew study: Reform, Conservative not catching on in Israel While most Israelis favor ...

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This will be a growing concern in the near future Canada Declares War on Christian Doctors and Nurses Last year, the Canadian Supreme Court created a right to euthanasia and assisted suicide. To qualify for death, the court ruled unanimously, . . . . This is bad news for Orthodox Jewish parents How coming to college affects students’ faith – ...

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Saadiah Gaon: Founding Father of Hebrew Linguistics and Jewish Theology Saadiah Gaon: Founding Father of Hebrew Linguistics and Jewish Theology The legacy of a 10th-century sage. London’s Hasidic Neighborhood Is Ready For Its Close-Up London’s Hasidic Neighborhood Is Ready For Its Close-Up Stamford Hill is a north London suburb inhabited by 30,000 Jews. It is now making its screen debut ...

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