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Law Not Law (The Cambridge Companion to Judaism and Law)

For a long time I have thought that “Law” is something of a thorn in the side of Jewish thought and philosophy, associated as it is with all sorts of wild, even violent claims by those invested in its discourse … Continue reading

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Kosher Cloned Pork (Halakhah & the Biological Sciences)

According to the rabbi in this article in the Times of Israel, Yuval Cherlow of the Tzohar Rabbinical Organization in Israel, cloned meat loses its animal character, thus permitting the kosher consumption of cloned pork, with milk. The opinion suggests … Continue reading

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Don’t Sell Guns to Idolators (Maimonides)

Apropos to the gun-murders in Florida, holding gun makers liable, and repealing the Second Amendment, this week in shul Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky at Ansche Chesed worked off this little piece of halakhah from the Mishne Torah, the code of law … Continue reading

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(z”l) Remembering Neil Gillman (Bill Plevan)

In Conservative Judaism, will his legacy be forgotten? A working Jewish philosopher-theologian and rabbi at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Neil Gillman (z’l) was a genuine liberal who embraced relativity and tension in religion as a source of creativity and vitality. … Continue reading

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Affect, Sentiment & Other Aspects of Rabbinic Theology (Solomon Schechter)

Somewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area, I must have bought the handsome 1961 paperback edition of Solomon Schechter’s 1909 Aspects of Rabbinic Theology from a used book shop when I was in graduate school. It then sat on my … Continue reading

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(Deleuze) Difference & Repetition Reading Notes and A Few Critical Remarks

Open to your correction and emendation, here’s a rough outline with some added critical notation to Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition. Too important a text to gloss, I decided with this one to go chapter by chapter. My basic understanding was … Continue reading

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A Fascist Impulse in Religious Zionism (Tomer Persico)

Has Meir Kahane captured the mainstream, the heart and soul, of Religious Zionism? Back in the day, an expression such as this would have come from the outside fringe, not from the inside represented here by a member of a … Continue reading

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