- In a world having a history of untold suffering—especially, it seemed, for Jews—was the existence of an all-powerful and comforting G-d still tenable?
- What were the purpose and meaning of Jewish practices and customs, given the increasing number of Jews who placed greater value on their own autonomy?
- Could Jews still justify the notion of a "chosen people" in a society where Jewish integration and full participation with the rest of humanity had become the norm?
An examination of how leading Jewish thinkers have attempted to reconcile Jewish belief with the reality of Jewish life. We shall examine questions such as:
Adas Kodesch's own Michelle Glazier heroically saved another by donating an organ. You too can be a hero and save the life of another! It actually may be easier than you think and provide an unexpected benefit.
How can we reconcile with our dearly departed loved ones? Does reconciliation help them though they are gone?
Was the decision not to live stream services during the Coronavirus lockdown last year the correct one? The Torah's teaching regarding being your best self helps to answer that question.
Performing true Tikkun Olam requires us not just to call for peace to identify and combat evil.
Why is Judaism tied to a particular land?
Barring Moses and Aaron from entering the Promised Land was a necessary precondition for national success.
What was the real reason why the spies discouraged the nation from going up to the Promised Land? Was it simply a lack of faith, or was there more to the story?
Societies have often equated age with wisdom. But does age endow one with wisdom?
Rabbi Steven Saks
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