01 December 2009

Gelertner v Neusner: Blogosphere Cage Match!

Sara Ivry's Vox Tablet podcast this week is with computer scientist David Gelertner who waxes on about the superiority of observant Judaism.

For an argument, check it out here.

Interesting to consider this in the context of Jacob Neusner's Forward piece last week, championing Reform Judaism.

As for me, I'm not triumphalist about any denomination and the need to claim one stream of Judaism over another seems a bit of waste of time.

If we spent more time learning, moving beyond ourselves, and carrying out acts of lovingkindness, we'll all be better off.

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