The Bonfire of Religious Inanities

By capitulating to the ultra-Orthodox time and time again we are turning into a religious country. Why do we even listen to the premise that God will protect those who pray if He did no such thing in the Holocaust?

We occasionally mock all of the various halakhic rulings made by rabbis, the ones who determine that we should not eat legumes that were soaked in salt water with our right hand, or some such nonsense that doesn’t have any effect on our lives. But on this giant nonsensical cloud that is floating above us and helping us navigate our lives, according to which some old man up in the sky tells us, through writings...