Fifty-Two Frames: Holy

It's a holy week of sorts. The beginning of the 9 days. Ramadan. Jews fighting Jews at the kotel. Sounds pretty holy to me. Week 27: Holy/Sacred It's actually quite easy to appreciate how man can stare up at the sun and decide it's worthy of worship.

Where I am religiously. Part 2.

So - did you smile? I guess I'm feeling a bit philosophical lately because today alone I managed to get myself into a gun control debate that, ahem, triggered... well... no resolutions for me... as well as a different thread about religious observance, pride, and - yeah - Rashi. Basically, a friend posted the above... Continue Reading →

Segulah this.

Shared with me by an old colleague, I thought it timely to post now after yesterday's  religion rambles and rants. Definition of segulah ranges from folk remedy to supernatural cure. Best Time Tested Segulos Segulah for recovery from illness: Go to a doctor (Berachot 60a, Bava Kamma 46b) Segulah for longevity: Lead a healthy lifestyle (Rambam, Deos... Continue Reading →

Religious views: Lazy.

I'm in a new place. It's a place I've heard about, but never dwelled within. A place in time. I've known it's been creeping up, have been expecting its tap on the shoulder... and here it is, plunked down and landed at my feet. Not enough is spoken about this place. I wish more people... Continue Reading →

Ynet is the authority on Haredi weddings.

Ynet did it again. This isn't the second time I've noticed the blatant anti-religious fervor that an Israeli newspaper is purposely trying to spread. This is the 328975623th time. I used to actually enjoy reading Ynet. It was one of the central papers; sitting somewhere between JPost and Haaretz (in English, anyway). Their credibility has... Continue Reading →

Fanning hatred on the 9th of Av.

Can someone explain to me how publishing an article about which Israeli demographic hates which other Israeli demographic is supposed to be appropriate for Tisha B'Av? Why so negative, Ynet? Why stir the pot of hatred and conflict and darkness? As a Jew who studied for years and years about Jewish history, as a student... Continue Reading →

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