Monthly Archives: June 2014

In Praise Of Folly

Disclaimer: The following incident took place a number of years ago, and my account is at best only roughly accurate: I was observing Rav Nissim Karelitz’s קבלת קהל. A very earnest and pious looking אברך approached Rav Nissim with some … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Ideological Certainty and Its Discontents: In Praise Of Epistemic Humility

In response to a question about the propriety of protesting the singing of שיר המעלות to “the [well-]known tune of the [Israeli] National Anthem”, Rav Avraham Weinfeld responds that while the practice is indeed deplorable, as the Zionists are, at … Continue reading

Posted in music and poetry, theology and philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment