Monthly Archives: August 2015

Aussie Interfaith Meals: You can’t please everyone!

Interfaith events are a fantastic opportunity to get to know people from a wide variety of religions, theoretically increasing empathy towards those from different cultures. What better way to break the ice than to invite a whole lot of folks with an array of religious beliefs to break bread together. …

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Please prove me wrong.

For once, I had thought we would see a mutual condemnation, for once, I thought I would see the morality of people standing strong against bigotry and hatred. In the past week, as I watched those claiming to represent my people, Jews, and Israelis, brutally stab LGBTQA* activists, and firebomb …

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OzTorah: Ask the Rabbi ‘Conversions in Israel’

Question.    Why is the Israeli rabbinate so strict in what it expects from converts? Answer.       The halachic answer ought, theoretically, to function regardless of political considerations. However, the pure ideal cannot be achieved while there is such controversy about the relationship between State and religion when the religious parties …

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Paula says : “I Am So Disgusted.”

I am disgusted that any Jew, especially one who claims to be religious, especially one who claims to be “ultra” religious, can stab innocent people not in defense, which may be allowed according to our laws, but simply because those people choose to live their lives according to rules that …

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