Author Archives: Ari Zivotofsky

Rabbi Dr. Ari Zivotofsky is on the faculty of the Brain Science Program at Bar-Ilan University in Israel.

Misunderstanding Mesorah: Turkeys and Women Rabbis

by R. Dr Ari Zivotofsky What does turkey have to do with women rabbis? It is a question that would have never occurred to me until last week when my almost 20 year old, popular article about the kashrut of turkey was invoked in the name of women rabbis. I was honored to be cited, but bemused at the application. ...

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Butchering Judaism

A disingenuous animal welfare article stabs Jewish community interests in the back by R. Ari Zivotofsky A growing number of US rabbis are engaged in advancing extra-halachic moral issues. While these are often worthy endeavors, it is imperative that they be promoted in a positive rather than negative manner. That is, the inherent good of the cause needs to be ...

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