Monthly Archives: July 2012

Tisha B’av

The 9th day of Av is traditionally a day of mourning in the Jewish faith. I will not mourn for the birth of modern Judaism. I have no desire to return to the days of animal sacrifice as some of our Orthodox brethren do. Without the destruction of the temple, Judaism as we know it would not exist. I do,… (more…)

Germany and Circumcision

As some of you know, a court in Cologne, Germany has ruled that circumcision violates a child’s fundamental right to be protected from bodily harm. Of course, it can’t be forgotten that these are the people who brought us the Holocaust. It boggles the mind to think that the country that exterminated six million Jews some 70 years ago thinks… (more…)

Difference Feminism

Recently, I have come across the idea of “difference feminism”. I came across it in the context of Orthodox Judaism, but apparently it has its roots in Catholicism. Now, at first thought, you might say “What do these patriarchal and seemingly sexist organizations know about feminism?” and, from what I’ve heard of “difference feminism”, it appears “not much” is the… (more…)