Weekly Links March 1st-8th 2013

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A very interesting way of framing the emergence of the role of Maharat in Orthodox Judaism.  I can’t tell if the criticism of the non-Orthodox streams of Judaism is the issue, or whether the author is justifying the inherent inequality – not equal but different, but a system that keeps men in all positions of real power – through artful argument.

http://morethodoxy.org/2013/03/01/maharat-a-new-model-of-leadership-by-rabbi-hyim-shafner/

It is good to know that for me, there are still issues where instinct overrides any rational argument.  Eating bugs is gross.  Period.

http://www.rationalistjudaism.com/2013/03/the-locusts-are-coming-yum.html

Jewish theology as inherently pluralistic

http://onsophiastreet.com/2013/03/04/torah-theology/

“Here we have a real-life chance to apply the political philosopher John Rawls’s test for a just society, what he called the “veil of ignorance.” If you didn’t know what kind of person you were going to be — your gender, family circumstances, ethnicity — which of the developed nations would you choose to be born into?”

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/26/dependents-of-the-state/

Don’t forget that, under all the rhetoric, both the ‘right’ and the ‘left’ when it comes to Israel are attuned to a deep need that must be met in the Jewish world

http://www.hartman.org.il/Blogs_View.asp?Article_Id=1103&Cat_Id=275&Cat_Type=Blogs

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