“When someone’s looking for an egg donor, they’re trying to find their tribe.”
It’s far deeper than mere legal minutiae.
Our problems began when a vocal minority insisted that classic Torah commentators are always right, in spite of undeniable evidence to the contrary.
Even if the Jews at Sinai accepted the Torah’s laws, all future generations did not. What, then, obligates us in this divine contract?
I had my greatest revelation about Judaism while studying Arabic in Cairo.
Before committing your time, money and effort to a conversion to Judaism, it’s vital to understand what you are getting yourself into.
As much as we may want the Torah to play an influential role in Israel, this must be achieved in a consensual and respectful way, not by coercion.
For most of ancient history, Jewish life was rabbi-less. So how did they become central to how Jewish law evolves and how our communities are run?
Is Jewish law at odds with common sense? Here’s a fascinating look at what Jewish texts and modern experts have to say about fire safety on Shabbat:
Can electric candles be used for Hanukkah? Should I put a huge menorah on my car? Rabbi Ovadia answers all of your Hanukkah holiday questions: