Franz Rosenzweig died young. His mid-twenties marked the apex of his life without him realizing that it was half spent. Jewish philosophy is studded with figures whose life spanned less than Rosenzweig's 43 years but whose name shined bright and far, both during their life and after their death. By contrast, Rosenzweig remained an enigma... להמשיך לקרוא ←
“And he lifted his eyes and saw Benjamin, his brother, the son of his mother” (Genesis, 43:29), Parashat Miketz.
Since our first conversation we weaved a dream: to give our future children and ourselves natural births, at home.
Some women sing Chassidic tunes or Yom Kippur prayers, some write a personal prayer or learn Torah just as they enter the water. As part of the decision to live a life of Torah and Mitzvot and keep the laws of purification in the mikve, the decision of what this means to each woman, is no less important than the actual tevilla itself.
One thinks that a vacuum is formed. They say that you’ll live with the understanding that bachelorhood is a corridor to the next stage, to marriage. Then you find yourself there for a long time.
I wonder about us as a society. I wonder about the civic language that exists but has not yet sufficiently settled within our religious life
On the desire to eradicate the Rabbinical authority to harm the ethical responsibility that must be engaged when taking on a Rabbinical position. The attention, the understanding, the keeping of secrets, the commitment to others, not as mere chatter on the relationship between me and you, but as an undertaking and the realization of the... להמשיך לקרוא ←