After a three month hiatus, during which a number of projects have kept me from posting, I am now back. Watch out for a number of new posts over the coming days.
The Internet is abuzz over intermarriage and Jewish continuity but the focus is misplaced. The Pew Research Center recently published a survey of American Jews entitled “A Portrait of Jewish Americans” (link – PDF). The preceding weeks saw a flurry of articles arguing for and against accepting intermarriage, including a JTA article reporting on a recent convention of the largest Jewish Federation in the US, stressing what Jews everywhere have been noticing for decades, namely that intermarriage has become totally accepted in large segments of Jewish life … [CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE]
Back in January I had reported that Jewish Bible Quarterly had published an article of mine. Initially, the article was only available to paid subscribers or perusers of the printed journal. Meanwhile, it became available for free download here.
The study of said psalm was prompted by the Japanese Tsunami, as I blogged previously.
During the last eight months I have hardly updated this blog, though not for a want of material. Actually, the opposite happened. I have written and recorded a significant number of shiurim, lectures and some essays, and between that other aspects of my work, as well the fact we were developing our rabbinate’s Facebook presence, I did not post much anything here. In the coming weeks, I should catch up and post many flashbacks so that material finally sees the light of electronic day.