Rabbi Paris was a teacher of mine when I was a boy at the Horace Mann School. He was an amazing human being. Barukh Dayan HaEmet.
Good for Shalom Lewis. He has the courage to speak the truth that most rabbis lack. Yashar Koach.
Once again the Forward allows space for Rabbi shafran to publish his bigoted and narrow view of Judaism. Shafran does not speak for me, and hopefully more intelligent and sensitive people will discuss this matter with the dignity and respectfulness it deserves. Chag Sameach
Rabbi Creditor says "Rabbi Jason Klein is the first openly gay president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association." Actually, Rabbi Toba Spitzer was the first openly gay president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (ok, openly lesbian) a number of years back.
Hottest, most talented Jewish movie actress..... ever!!!!! Zichronah livrachah.
Bar Ilan needs to fire this jackass now. Holy @#$%$#@!!!!! What a moron!!!!!
Brant Rosen asks:
"before we seek to unpack the ethical question of whether or not the IDF can claim the title of “the most moral army in the world,” it might well behoove us to ask ourselves whether or not these useless, tragic wars need to be fought in the first place."
Answer: YES! Sadly.
But by all means, keep your dumb questions coming.
Rav Shafran decries the secular, Reform, Conservative and otherwise non-Orthodox Jews. He demeans Modern and Open Orthodox Jews. Now, he insults completely frum, yeshivish Jews who are shomer mitzvah why? because their hearts aren't into it the way say, a giant of musar like Rav Ahron Feldman is.
Honestly Forward, can you ask Rav Shafran to say something positive, nice or affirming about Jews? He has to be the most negative "public affairs" writer in history.
Lady, it is well past time for you and your husband to grow up and take responsibility for your religious and spiritual identities, and to enable and enrich your childrens' lives in this regard. As for the commmentators, they are useless.
Sigal, whatever rumors went flying in the first hours following this horrific murder, Israeli police arrested and obtained confessions from Israeli Jews within days. Talk about a justice system. What possible referent do we have anywhere in the Arab or Islamic world?
Bottom line: your op-ed is way off base.