Confronting our shortcomings may be central to the religious temperament this Yom Kippur 5774
Where do I search for G-d? Do I look up to the structured and confined ceiling of my home, or do I look up to the remote and expansive skies?
What appears to be amere bureaucratic act happens to be a historic milestone in the development of European rabbinical training. Similar to the theological options open to pastors, imams and priests, Jewish theology will finally become a regular academic subject in Germany, receiving financial support from the state.
God revealed two Torahs to Moses at Mount Sinai. Not only the Torah in the sense of the Hebrew Bible i.e. the “written Torah,” but an “oral Torah” was also revealed.
The number of Jewish fundamentalists trying to dominate sections of public life is on the rise. But as Rabbi Dr. Walter Homolka points out, freedom of religion is an essential Jewish virtue. Progressive Jews must defend the conviction that there is more than one truth within Judaism – and outside of Judaism.