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Devotion and Sensibility

From the May 2010 Print Edition

Judaism: A Way of Being by David Gelernter Yale, 248 pages, $26 The gateway to a man’s soul is his eyes”not in the sense of what one sees in his eyes, but in the sense of what he sees out of them. How a man views the world”the details on which he focuses and the meaning he imputes . . . . Continue Reading »

When Values Collide

From Web Exclusives

The term “Modern Orthodox” is, in a sense, self-contradictory, which makes one wonder why it has been used for so long to describe a significant portion of the Jewish community. The “Orthodox” part refers to the community’s strong commitment to traditional core beliefs and practices. The “Modern” part implies a willingness to absorb practices and values from contemporary culture. Sometimes the two complement each other, but often they conflict… . Continue Reading »