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 least in certain respects, worse than the Reformers, as the latter at least nominally retain […]

The Horologio

For Wolf2191 and Andy, who recently brought Rav Ya’akov Emden’s remarkably pluralist attitude to my attention, and Kevin, who epitomizes the sort of man who inspired Rav Emden and Rav Hazan to write the way they did. There has recently been a great deal of discussion about the permissibility for Jews of entering churches. A […]