Cross-Currents Blog

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Scary Thoughts

Greg, of the Presence blog, found us last week: Via Hirhurim comes Cross-Currents, a new blog featuring some heavyweight Orthodox Jews, in both the rabbinic and political spheres. Things are starting to get interesting....

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Love/Hate

I hated his piece on hate…but I love his piece on love…absoutely terrific stuff from Meir Soloveichik. (I agree with the general principle that hate plays a vital role, but I thought the hate...

‘Tis The Season (Part 1 1/2)

I couldn’t resist. My heart just bursts with gratitude. And to think I ever said anything mean about PCUSA head Clifton Kirkpatrick. His letter to President Bush must have been his Christmas gift to...

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More fun with PETA

http://www.animalscam.com/organizations.cfm or, how about this one? http://www.consumerfreedom.com/images/ads/enlargement/print_peta_rats.jpg

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Judan…

I want to open up the following discussion with my fellow bloggers and with any of the millions of of our readers who care to comment (gee, I hope the server can handle it):...

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PETA and the Epoch of the Messiah

Hmmm… I think R. Yaakov and R. Avi are on to something…maybe that’s what the Talmud means when it says that immediately preceding the advent of the Messiah “pnei hador k’pnei hakelev” (the face...

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Rabbi Shafran Responds to PETA

Oops. Turns out that PETA was misquoting their own fearless leader. This, in the very same letter in which PETA proudly claimed that it “has never been duplicitous.” The Mishnah says that in the...

Adlerstein…

Hey, R. Yitz, I agree that the “mainstream” churches you mention are a problem. When, on earth, have I ever suggested otherwise? Your charge – that I am oblivious to them simply because I...

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‘Tis The Season (Part One)

While some of my colleagues on this blog (Yaakov Menken and Jeff Ballabon in particular) continue to hammer away at their keyboards in high dudgeon, they are oblivious to the real devils lurking out...

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Kol HaPosel, b’Mumo Posel

The Talmud says that when Reuven goes around telling you that Shimon is a no-goodnik, that you should look carefully for the alleged defect in Reuven himself. “All who invalidate, invalidate with their own...

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