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  •  I am late too, but... (0+ / 0-)

    I recently went to dinner with a woman who was going to the Kotel to lein from the Torah and create confrontation. She was neither shomer shabbos or even kosher. Is she the right one to carry forward 3000 years of Jewish tradition and halacha? "Judaism her way?" I am not saying that Judaism does not need to evolve, but there is a reason there is still Yiddishkeit after a millennium of diaspora and persistent efforts to destroy it.

    "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

    by shmuelman on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 09:08:57 PM PST

    •  We are all the right ones. (0+ / 0-)


      Intriguing that you seem to be using the term yiddishkeit as a synonym for intensely religious judaism.  Am i right in interpreting it that way?  

      In a larger frame of reference, it's more this:

    •  One of interesting things (0+ / 0-)

      about this movement is that while it attracts women from all branches of Judaism, including the secular, it largely consists of women wanting to take on more mitzvot, rather than fewer, and to celebrate being Jewish together. That's a very powerful thing.

      Being attentive to the needs of others might not be the point of life, but it is the work of life. It can be ... almost impossibly difficult. But it is not something we give. It is what we get in exchange for having to die. - Jonathan Safran Foer

      by ramara on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 12:54:37 PM PST

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