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Posts tagged “Rabbinics

Why is Judaism Obsessed with Details?

I received this letter from a friend.  I post it with no comments. 

You can also find it on www. wordpress.rabbinics.com

Why is Judaism Obsessed With Details?

by Rabbi Aron Moss

Question:

Why does the Jewish religion seem to obsess over insignificant details? How much matzah do we have to

eat; which spoon did I use for milk and which for meat; what is the right way to tie my shoelaces…. It

seems to me that this misses the bigger picture by focusing on minutiae. Is this nitpicking what Jews call

spirituality? No wonder most Jews are turned off from our weird religion.

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Some new blogs

Thank God Steve Chang is back.  He is the senior pastor in our English Ministry and his Sabbatical at Princeton Theological Seminary is over.  So I am happy – I am not so sure about him – after almost 8 months of “rest”… he may not be ready yet for some real work.   😦

School started yesterday – and I am teaching some exciting courses:  Hebrew, Rabbinic Hebrew and Exegesis of Song of Songs.  And since I have so much time in my hands (because Steve is back and I am teaching only 3 courses – THANK GOD!) – I decided to start two more blogs.  I started them with some long range plans.

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