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a Wesleyan approach to the Church

There is, as always, some discussion about Wesley and orthodoxy. Of course, many are misinformed with no intent to rid themselves of this plague of stupidity. Wesley was orthodox and considered that only the orthodox are Christian — but that those...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Nov 2, 2016

למה אהל תפילה ליד כרמי צור נשרף?/Why was the Karmei Tzur Prayer Tent Burned Down?

by Esser Agaroth on Feb 8, 2016

"Star Wars" vs. Torah

ח' לחודש האחד עשר תשע"וOn December 16, the long-awaited seventh film installment of the Star Wars franchise opened in Israel. Tickets were put on sale over a month in advance. The “merch,” associated merchandise soon followed, sh...
by Esser Agaroth on Dec 20, 2015

RCA Bans Women Rabbis.

כ"א לחודש השמיני תשע"וForward: Women Rabbis Officially Banned by Rabbinical Council of AmericaNovember 3, 2015 The Rabbinical Council of America formally adopted a policy prohibiting the ordination or hiring of women rabbis.&nbs...
by Esser Agaroth on Nov 3, 2015

Unity, Mutual Flourishing and the fracturing of the Church

Wow. What a week it’s been for discussion on Church Unity. This post is published in the week that Holy Trinity Brompton’s Leadership Conference was held on Church Unity, and when it has been announced that Rev Rod Thomas has been appoint...
by DeanRoberts.Net on May 6, 2015

Another #QOTD – orthodox is… Freedom

After all, orthodoxy, just as much as the biblical stories it derives from, tells the wild story of the God-man in all its messiness. In fact, orthodoxy is a protection against the all too neat rationalizations of heresy, which take what they deem to...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Apr 16, 2015

Avi Weiss Steps Down! Or Does He?

ב׳ לחודש השמיני תשע״הAvi Weiss, [too] Modern [for] Orthodox[y] rabbi, has announced that he will be stepping down from his "pulpit." But, don't worry, the havoc he has reeked across segments of the Torah-dedicated community will sur...
by Esser Agaroth on Oct 26, 2014

Orthodoxy for those living without creeds

I grew up in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). If you’re not familiar with this group, the organization began in the late 1790’s in what could described as the first “non-denominational” movement. Many settlers were...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Sep 30, 2014

Heresy, a history of defending truth – book review

Heresy, A History of Defending the Truth by Alister McGrath. In this 280 page book, McGrath refutes popular ideas about …Continue reading →...
by Enough Light on Sep 15, 2014

Continually opting in to Orthodoxy

There has been a lot of talk online over the past few months about Orthodox Feminism – ranging from how it is not possible, to how oppressed we are, to why we stay Orthodox. The posts on the latter topic seem to come mostly from women who grew...
by Redefining Rebbetzin on Apr 6, 2014

Continually opting in to Orthodoxy

There has been a lot of talk online over the past few months about Orthodox Feminism – ranging from how it is not possible, to how oppressed we are, to why we stay Orthodox. The posts on the latter topic seem to come mostly from women who grew...
by Redefining Rebbetzin on Apr 6, 2014

Ecology. Money. Deception.

The majority of climate scientists who believe that concerning levels of carbon dioxide are being pumped into the atmosphere have …Continue reading →...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Apr 3, 2014

Hag vs. Hag: Rabbi Avi Weiss Should Referee

י"ט לחודש האחד עשר תשע"דWho remembers Mad Magazine's comic strip "Spy vs. Spy?"Well, it looks like we have a similar situation developing in Jerusalem.Hag vs. Hagat the Great Wall of China, the onlywall where they should be allowed...
by Esser Agaroth on Jan 20, 2014

Punished With Lashes in Syria: What's All The Fuss?

ד' לחודש האחד עשר תשע"גArutz 7: Syria: 25 Lashes for Failing to PrayRebels' Islamic court punishes two men who did not take part in Friday prayers at the mosque.Dalit Halevy, January 4, 2014Syria is undergoing an accelerated process...
by Esser Agaroth on Jan 5, 2014

Rabbi Baruch Efrati on the Role of a Woman

ערב שבת קודש פר' שמות תשע"ד Life In Israel: The Role of a WomanA Dati Leumi (chardal, perhaps) rabbi, Rav Baruch Efrati, from Efrat, has said something that would get him skewered if he were a Haredi rabbi.Rav Efrati was asked wha...
by Esser Agaroth on Dec 20, 2013

Israeli Rabbinate Caves into the Israeli Secular Courts' Demands,...Again.

ראש החודש העשירי/ז' חנוכה תשע"דLife In Israel: Rabbanut appoints its first female kashrut supervisorDecember 2, 2013...According to Srugim, the Rabbanut has finally responded to the Supreme Court saying they have decided to...
by Esser Agaroth on Dec 3, 2013

Ep. 119 Halakhic Process 25 – Open Orthodoxy

Dedicated to the memory of Mr. Ed Goldsmith “If there is a fallacy of ‘Open Orthodoxy,’ it is not that it isn’t ‘Orthodox,’but that in reality it isn’t very ‘Open.’“ In this important instal...
by YUTOPIA on Oct 27, 2013

President Obama's Rosh HaShannah Curse

כ"ט לחודש השישי תשע"גYNET: Obama Wishes 1,000 Rabbis Shana TovaIn annual pre-Rosh Hashana conference call with rabbis, US leader says conclusion of Syria crisis will show he can be counted on to curb Iran's nuclear programYitzhak Benh...
by Esser Agaroth on Sep 3, 2013

Pepé Alalu, Jerusalem City Council Member

מוצש"ק פר' נצבים-וילך תשע"גBoth of these skunks smell nasty!ככר שבת: פפה אללו: חרדים הציעו לי מימון לריצה לראשות עיריית י-םיו"ר מרצ בירושלים קיבל הצעה מפתה...
by Esser Agaroth on Aug 31, 2013

Study in Contrasts

Study in Contrasts Jesus, the very thought of Thee, With sweetness fills my breast; But sweeter far Thy face to see, And in Thy presence rest. This hymn, sung for nearly 1,000 years, is attributed to a puzzling man in France named Bernard, a deeply s...
by Laboring In The Lord on Aug 20, 2013


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