Contemporary Orthodox Judaism's Response to Modernity
Orthodox Judaism is an ideology that has a recognized niche in today's society, both secular and Jewish. However, it is often misunderstood in general or in its specifics by some of its adherents and certainly by those who do not live by its tenets. In Contemporary Orthodox Judaism's Response to Modernity, Rabbi Barry Freundel, in thirty-two relatively brief essays, summarizes Orthodox Jewish teaching on a variety of issues. These range from topics as central to the religious experience as prayer and Messiah, to those as contemporary as abortion and life on other planets. For the student, the seeker and even for those more knowledgeable this volume will provide much information, food for thought and source material to aid in understanding one of mankind's most ancient religious traditions and its continued vibrancy and relevance in the twenty-first century.
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Rabbi Freundel was in charge of the Beth Din in Washington DC and handled Beth Din disputes, conversions, and other matters. Also be cautious of using the Beth Din of America for your GET, conversion or other religious issue. Both Rabbi Shlomo Weissmann and Rabbi Gedalia Dov Schwartz have seruv’s against them. Prior judges on this court have had a multitude of problems. Read more about it at thebethdin dot com. Too many Beth Dins and Rabbis are corrupt and dishonest.
Halakhah the Oral Tradition and Legal Debate
Humankinds Place in Creation
Theodicy The Problem of Evil
Authority vs Autonomy
Beginning of Life The New Ethical Frontier
End of Life Issues Transplantation Definition of Death Right to Die
ConversionWho Is a Jew?
Citizenship and the Jew
Dogmas Beliefs and Creeds
Shabbat and Kashrut
The Experience of Prayer
Some Additional Thoughts on Prayer
Tzedakah and Gemilut Hasadim