Today, with intermarriage rates over 60% in North America, do you think that Jews need barriers and boundaries to separate ourselves from wider society? Is Jewish law strong enough to resist assimilation?
Do you connect more to Judaism of the head or of the heart?
Is it possible for different sub-groups in Judaism to have different expressions of Judaism or is there only a single legitimate mode of Jewish practice?
Korach is not merely critiquing Moses, but he is in fact mocking the Torah, the law. After all, if the whole garment is blue, why do the fringes require a blue thread? If the house is filled with Torah scrolls, doesn’t the obligation of a Mezuza seem like an absurdity?...
What is more critical, to hear the broad moral statements, the ethical imperatives, or the legal and practical details? - or might it be important to hear both?
- Can a moral imperative exist in a real and serious way without being translated into action?