Fear of G-d’s Name

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3 Responses

  1. Ori says:

    I think there is an additional factor. The word “Torah” implies Orthodoxy. This makes it hard for a non-Orthodox organization to use it.

  2. Raymond says:

    I have participated in countless discussions during my seemingly endless years attending college, plus I have been told many times that I am a thoughtful person. Yet until I read the short article by Rabbi Menken above, I never realized that G-d has been eliminated from most college classrooms. Now that he said that, it seems like such an obvious omission to me.

    Then again, such a phenomena should not be suprising, given the secular Leftist agenda of most universities. Professors can in that sense be excused from excluding what some French Enlightenment philosopher referred to as the Unnecessary Hypothesis, for that is their mindset.

    The ones who do not have such an excuse are the major Jewish organizations that the Rabbi refers to. I think, though, that it is obvious what is going on: there are a whole lot of followers, and not enough morally courageous leaders. Even among leaders of nations of, say, the last century, how many true leaders can be named? Only a handful. Similarly is the case among so-called Jewish leaders. Ironically, it is the people who take such a stand, who are willing to be villified, who end up being the most respected and remembered in the long run.

  3. another Nathan says:

    Alperson can do a similar study of national anthems. You won’t hear a word about God in Hatikvah.

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