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Old 11-10-2013, 09:29 AM
 
Location: OC/LA
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HKill them, which is how all these propaganda alarms are meant to end. So why don't you just cut to the chase?
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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Do you have anything that might keep you too busy to visit this website for a while? Your anger and hatred towards your fellow Jew is making it awfully difficult to participate in this forum.
Nope. I'm sitting on an ELAL flight with a live internet connection so I have a good amount of hours to go before landing in the US. So keep it coming.
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:57 AM
 
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This is about to turn into a hot topic


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I suspect you would like us to count women in minyans as well?

Sheesh. Then what do we Jews even need a Torah for if we're willing to place it in the trash heap in lieu of secular values and the values of the goyim?
I feel women should be counted in the minyan and asked many times jokingly (but being serious). I don't like it when I have gone at night and the thingy (which I can't pronounce) is put up for the women. I can't see the Torah or anyone up there at the Bima. I am short and petite and I like to see more than a blurr~!

A while back I went to another congregation , where they had tables as longer than the Torah and rolled it out for all to see. Everyone gathered and the children that are being Bar-Mitzvah and the ones learning all read from it. I was amazed and felt so good to be that close to the Torah. A gr-reat learning experience.



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Do you have anything that might keep you too busy to visit this website for a while? Your anger and hatred towards your fellow Jew is making it awfully difficult to participate in this forum.
Okay guys, cut it out. Can't we all be friends instead of frienemys~?
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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Okay guys, cut it out. Can't we all be friends instead of frienemys~?
But Ema!!!!, He..............
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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Do you have anything that might keep you too busy to visit this website for a while?
Next Shabbat.
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Old 12-24-2013, 03:39 AM
 
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Just to make something clear, its not about how you feel, its about what you believe is true. The feelings come by doing. One cannot be lead by his emotions on such an important decision. Reform and Conservative are not the true thing. Only orthodox Judaism is.
Rabbi Harroch
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Old 12-24-2013, 04:09 AM
 
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Just to make something clear, its not about how you feel, its about what you believe is true. The feelings come by doing. One cannot be lead by his emotions on such an important decision. Reform and Conservative are not the true thing. Only orthodox Judaism is.
Rabbi Harroch
Aworldoftorah.com
Welcome Rabbi. Please stick around and participate in this forum. We could always use another voice of Torah Jewey to join the dialog here.
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:51 AM
 
Location: small Southern town balabusta
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Welcome, Rabbi!
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Old 12-24-2013, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I'll do my best to make this as concise as possible.
I'm currently 18, and have for a while been facing a spiritual crisis, and I have this strong attraction towards Judaism. I was raised in quite a liberal Catholic household, with some Jewish ancestry on my father's side. From around 11 I started to doubt the claims of Christianity, particularly the status of Jesus, and vicarious redemption. In hindsight, I was foolish to turn to atheism as it made my situation worse. My sister, since living memory has always been interested in Judaism, in reality she's the epitome of a Philo-semite. She studied Biblical Hebrew for a year at university, was very active within the Jewish community there, and at one point contemplated converting but put it on hold. This has likely contributed to my subsequent interest in the religion. I've started to read more and more on the topic,besides watching videos about it ( such as JewishHistoryDotOrg), this includes The Dummy's Guide to Judaism, and more controversial pieces( The Modern Guide to Judaism, by Shumley Boatech). And there seems to be a deep resonation within me that makes me want to become Jewish and please Hashem. The sheer compassion and logic contained within Judaism especially appeals to me. During the recent holidays, I volunteered for a Jewish charity in London, in addition to learning Basic Hebrew, and it just seems to fit me perfectly. I have a particularly affinity towards Reform Judaism,partly due to its more welcoming approach, and more pragmatic attitude to the Mitzvot. But I'm scared I'll be turned away due to my young age, even though my parents seem to be somewhat supportive. I'm going to university next year which is another factor. Is there anything I can do to settle my nerves until the time is right for me to approach a rabbi?
Todah raba in advance
I understand this sentiment perfectly. I love the Jewish religion, I looked into converting under the auspices of a Conservative Rabbi a few years back. However I never did go through with it because my wife as a Christian (at the time, she is not any longer) and the cultural difference was too big for me at the time.

The Jewish religion is such a scholarly and beautiful religion. Perhaps one day I will look back into conversion if I feel it is the right decision but for now I am fulfilled spiritually with my current path.
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:08 AM
 
Location: US
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Just to make something clear, its not about how you feel, its about what you believe is true. The feelings come by doing. One cannot be lead by his emotions on such an important decision. Reform and Conservative are not the true thing. Only orthodox Judaism is.
Rabbi Harroch
Aworldoftorah.com

And how do you know this?...
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