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Reflections on the Enduring Relevance of Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson’s Religious Thought
In a time of sweeping change Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson advocated radically progressive methodologies, marked by their striking relevance to new theoretical paradigms, in the cause of traditional Judaism.
It is humanly impossible to be completely objective, devoid of any lens that frames the way we see reality. Let’s create for ourselves positive perspectives and biases.
The Torah cautions us that the danger of bribery is not merely a possibility, nor even a probability. It is an automatic effect. We are all judges, all of the time . . .
Life is dynamic, equivocal and constantly changing. A book is static. Can a book serve as a guide to life generations and centuries after it was written?
Loyalty is beautiful, and good for many things. But it is not good for distinguishing fact from fiction. Or for distinguishing fiancés who should be married from fiancés who should not.
Maybe G‑d is just a comforting thought?
I realize that I don’t like this idea of one day not being here anymore. Perhaps G‑d and the eternity of life are just constructs of our mind to protect itself from that which it can’t handle?
If Moral Relativism leads to chaos and Moral Absolutism to tyranny, what's left?
To successfully escape from prison, you need someone on the outside pulling for you. Take it from Jacob, who wouldn’t be found dead in Egypt.
"The right hand should bring close while the left pushes away," our sages taught. This is the age-old dilemma of the educator -- how to do a rejective act without being rejecting
"If only I found the truth, I would be committed to it," many have said. Yet if our very pursuit of truth is without integrity, where will it lead us? This story reminds us to be truthful in our pursuit of truth.
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