This was a good introduction to Rabbinic theology. BUT the author had a very liberal, PC bias. Every time a Torah passage was mentioned the author would give some liberal theologian's argument for how it was actually feminist. Besides Maimonides, how to get a broader range of Toraic interpretation and Jewish theology?
>>13283370gershom scholem is great if you want to understand the cabbala
>>13283370funny, it turns out reality has a liberal bias
>>13283405All religions do this. Just look at how Christians reinterpret all of the abhorrent passages in the Bible to conform to today's morality. Nice try though, Nazi.
>>13283405>discounting the many right-wing ISRAEL FIRST authors who support LikudSomeone hasn't read Hazony's The Virtue of Nationalism
>>13283720I'm not even a Nazi! There is a culture surrounding Reformed Judaism that encourages social liberalism. Even with more right-wing, nationalistic authors, there is undercurrent of libertine counterculture that can't quite be hidden. A good example is Harold S. Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen To Good People - it's an engaging work which, despite its quality, encourages a kind of blanket tolerance and willful blindness to social convention which isn't as easily found among other authorial strata.I'm not talking about religious/orthodox Judaism, either. This is a phenomenon which is uniquely homogeneous among contemporary, secular Jewish authors of all stripes. There's nothing wrong with that, either - it's just /there/ and it's stupid to pretend like it isn't real.
>>13283960Yeah most minority groups tend to be left wing because the left are the only ones who give a shit about them.
I would suggest something by an Israeli Orthodox rabbi, they don't care at all about being pc>>13284013The left does not care, they want to eradicate Islam, they only support it as another identity like race, gender and sexuality. Muslims in the UK are going to court against homosexual indoctrination in school, which of course leftists want to push on Muslim children>>13283720>All religions do thisNo, westerners do this because it is now a major part of western identity
>>13283370did it have any passages about gentiles being cattle for the Jewish people?
>>13284013You have to go back.
Theology is a waste of time
>>13284122The far right in the UK want to ban the construction of mosques and limit immigration from Muslim countries. We left the UK primarily because of the lie peddled by far right propagandists that the UK would be overrun by Muslims and that this would lead to Sharia law. Trump literally wanted a Muslim ban. Who but the left is opposing this?>homosexual indoctrinationNobody is indoctrinating children you fucking boomer. The "No Outsiders" project was meant to teach kids about the existence of gay people and that they are to be tolerated. This is no different than when schools teach kids about straight relationships. Sorry that nobody gives a fuck about your caveman ideology.>no, westerners do this...Most people who live in a country that has a morality contradictory to that of their religion do this. Even Muslims whitewash Islam. Hell, I bet even you will make excuses for Muhhamad's pedophilia.
>>13284329We left the EU*
>>13284329>left the UK primarily because of the lie peddled by far right propagandists that the UK would be overrun by MuslimsI am still amazed that anyone can say that Leavers were lied to and that's why we left. How would you know? How would you know what information swayed them and what is important to them. You cannot. You can only imagine what you would like to believe about them.
>>13284329Stop being brainwashed.
>>13284355Wasn't there a poll done that showed immigration was the main reason for voting leave? That's what I was basing my statement on.
>>13284357If you are talking about the ashcroft study, then it showed it was one of many reasons, the chief one was autonomy though. EuU courts, laws made in Belgium etc. But even if it was immigration (a big if) then it doesn't take into account that you still assume it is a lie. There are immigration ramifications to being a member of the EU and that is a valid reason, yet if it ever tops a poll, it is deemed to be scare mongering. As if immigration concerns are not as absolutely valid as concerns over taxation, education, environment etc.
>>13284357Have you ever visited London?
>>13284390When people talk about leaver lies they usually mean the fact that they lied about how much money we give to the EU and what percentage of our laws are made by Europe. Also the fact that they kept saying that we will be "like Norway" and then rejected Mays deal to stay in the single market. Now brexit is in shambles and they won't even consider a second referendum like they promised (see Jacob reese mogg)When I said lie I meant the lie that staying in the eu means being overrun by Islamic migrants
>>13284432It is not a lie to say there are problems with immigration when you are an EU member. There are ever increasing numbers of Islamic migrants from Syria and Turkey and other nations that live in Germany and Sweden and the Netherlands. In a generation, their children will have the right to move to the UK too. To have concerns over that is not a lie, it is a perspective.As for money from the EU, by that token, the Remainers lied when they said our economy would be in the toilet and our nation would lose all its nurses (all EU citizens are permitted residence here now). Why is the EU not one big lie? Which side is legitimate?By these tokens, we should dissolve every government each day they get into power, as when did a politician not lie?All these campaigners make their claims about what MIGHT happen and what COULD be possible but no one knows. Now all of a sudden, we have to overturn this particular referendum for our concerns. Funny how it gets overturned one way, for the benefit of the other. Wow, what a coincidence!
>>13283370would love to see a chart with a quality progression for thissomeone mentioned scholem but he's a bad and scattered writer who vomited out book after book of shitheap sentences. probably a good read if you can sift through rot but it's a chore for me
>>13284476Germany is like 6% Muslim and not all of these people are citizens. Very few german citizens actually migrate to the uk, we have 200k in total. Actually Germans are very low on the list of migrations to the uk with intention to stay.
>>13284329I don't pretend "the right" is friendly to Muslims, I just deny that the left is.Trump wants to ban Muslim immigration, the left wants to force Muslim children to accept their values. Really the latter is what jeopardizes Muslims qua Muslims. The former is acrimony toward Muslims but does not care about making them other than Muslims. The left wants to socially engineer Muslims to support abortion (haram in every single madhhab) and homosexuality. Let me further add that unless you support freedom for Muslims to have their own courts (not saying they should not also be expected to obey secular law), you are not a friend to Muslims as they are not being allowed to do what the Qur'an says toTelling kids to roleplay as a gay couple is indoctrination. Pedophile is a modernist sexual identity which did not exist then. Marrying children should be permitted, forcing the marriage age so high, a very recent innovation, is a capitalist way to ensure women are incorporated into the workforce and fornicate during adolscence.
>>13283370Russell E. Gmirkin's Plato and the Creation of the Hebrew Bible is indispensable..
>>13284600And yet it is a point of view that is concerning, and it is not a lie to say it is valid.Also, it might only be 200K, yet Merkel has sated any migrants that come to Germany is welcome to stay, and has taken 2 million new ones in the last 5 years. What if they take 3 million in the next 5 years, or 10 million?That 200,000 might turn to 400,000 or 600,000 over the next few decades. This is why having the debate is important, and why claiming the "lies" are unfounded is unhelpful. And why the suggest we overturn the referendum is very dangerous. A person posting on an open and anonymous imageboard should appreciate this.
>>13284650No I mean 200k Germans live in the UK. Brought it up because you were worried about german Muslims migrating to the UK. Intention was to show that not many Germans actually migrate to the UK, and only 6% of their population is Muslim.
>>13284615>kids are old enough to get married and have sex but are too young to be told that gay people exist and that you shouldn't beat them up
>>13284767Children are very impressionable, yes.
>>13284817How can you believe that while simultaneously saying that children should be able to make life-altering decisions like getting married and having sex?Also stop with the boomer talk. Nobody is indoctrinating your children simply by telling them that gay people exist and are included in the school community, that ostracisation and bullying of gays is unacceptable. That is british law; don't like it, fuck off.
>>13284840>life alteringAll men and women should marry>British lawMade by and for the left or liberalism, it isn't a disintetested party
>>13284840Maybe children shouldn’t marry or be indoctrinated. Youth is sacred and should be protected to ensure a healthy generation, not one of decadence and abuse
>>13284690And it is increasing. As is frances. And Sweden. And most other nations. And then third world immigration in general. What happens when it is not 6% but 16 or 26? Is it ever a worry? When will you go from overturning a referendum or demanding a second vote to actually respecting it? I could tell you never but that's telling you what you think and that's something your side does, not mine, hence the issue. You dont know what swung us and we dont know what swung you. But ar least respect that we are swung and remain swung and we were only as lied to as much as you were.
>>13284767>>13284840Not him but are you suggesting marriage at 18 is the same as sex education at 6?
>>13283370I wonder if there are more Orthodox books about this subject matter? Is the author actually Orthodox, but just very liberal and left leaning?
>>13283370For just Jewish theology, go for a handbook of Jewish thought by rabbi Aryeh Kaplan. Commonly recommended to orthodox converts.
>>13285868>>13286351As far as a summary of Jewish canon I'm not so certain. Commentary and exegesis on our texts can be very dense. As far as taking in depth looks at specific books, I would recommend either Artscroll or Yalkut Meam Loez/The Torah anthology e.g. Artscroll Joshua/judges or Meam Loez Ruth.Rabbi Telushkins work definitely is a very liberal reading and not what I would describe as orthodox.
>>13284329>we should teach kids about a very small minority of the population who like to stick their peepee in the poopoo hole!The problem with progressivism is there is no end goal, one generation of progressives gets something done then the next says "we need to go farther!" and then we get celebrating 4% of the population who make up 30% of the child molestors and 40-60% of the serial killers
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