Two attackers were riding a motor bike when they opened fire using machine guns at a checkpoint in Saqqara, a Cairo suburb and site of some of Egypt's oldest pyramids.11:13 28.11.15 | 0 comments
A while ago Rabbi Zalman Schecter -Shelomi developed yet another approach to Judaism, not Reform, not Conservative,, but Renewal a way of putting back a mix of ritual and Believing . It wasn't strictly Halachic, but had elements of Halacha that attempted to mix the Wissenschaft boys with the tradition of Torah m'Sinai. Not that it's a perfect match, and not that everybody accepts the combination, it seems to work for some Jews, and more particularly, Jewish women. So be it, maybe.. The problem is that the it can be genuine piety, or a selfie thing. I was encouraged by the pics of women putting on T'fillin in Tel Aviv's Shuk HaCarmel. Seems for some ladies, this ritual is not something they do for photo ops at the Western Wall. That's a sign the practice, for those women, at least is "religious", not some promotional for "their movement". Nonetheless, there is a bigger issue--what of the women that prefer to practice thier Judaism is rooted NOT IN RITUALS, but Ma'asim Tovim. T'would seem that both represent Jewish values, but . ... Good deeds don't get ya' the same tra-la-la that rituals offer. Then too, the Ladies that do the good work don't really care if HaAretz plasters their pictures on its pages. So, perhaps it does work both ways in the end, but as the good rabbi advises, a shmooze or two wouldn't be a bad idea.