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Lorne Rozovsky analyzes various ideas and issues from a Jewish perspective: shoes, time, hand signs and more...

Jewish Identity

Jewish Identity

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A collection of key essays on the topic
Who are the Jews? What does it mean to be a Jew? Is there a difference between Judaism and Jewishness? Is it a religion, a family, a tribe, a nationality or something entirely different?
A Series Of Essays On Fundamental Principles Of Faith
We all believe in G-d. Some of us know that we do. Some of us refuse to admit it. Others who profess to believe are vague as to what they believe in. These essays probe to the core of some of the essential issues of Jewish faith and provide explanations based on the mystic understanding of Chabad Chassidic teachings.
Can a modern, thinking person identify with traditional Judaism? In Pillars of Faith, Jewish belief is explained clearly and logically, for both the beginner and scholar, using a wide variety of both ancient and modern sources.
My aim here is not to engage directly in arguments about the Torah's view of homosexuality, or feminism, or the problems of singles in the Jewish community. Rather, these questions have raised for me a deeper, underlying question: Beyond the usual platitudes, why is the family so important in Judaism?