Thursday, March 22, 2007

Who Wrote This?

"And, hand in hand with this, came the inexplicable withdrawal of the most fundamental of Jewish books and sources from the world of the yeshiva and scholar. While the Talmud and commentaries because a central place of the house of study, as well they should, the basis of Judaism, the Tanach grew steadily less important, less a part of the regular curriculum, until today, the average yeshiva student is so grossly ignorant of its contents that a Baptist missionary can run intellectual rings around him."

7 Comments:

At March 22, 2007 at 10:42:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Plonimus said...

Chabakuk Elisha?
Berl Wein?

 
At March 23, 2007 at 1:18:00 AM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aryeh Kaplan?

 
At March 23, 2007 at 4:29:00 AM EDT, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Nope. Keep guessing.

 
At March 23, 2007 at 11:31:00 AM EDT, Anonymous chabakuk elisha said...

Sounds like Rabbi Meir Kahane HY"D

 
At March 23, 2007 at 12:19:00 PM EDT, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Yes. You are correct.

 
At March 23, 2007 at 2:50:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Bob Miller said...

This is the second riddle I've seen you post with this answer. If the object is to imply that Rabbi Kahane HY"D's action plan for Jewish society was legitimate, I'm not buying. His public attitude toward the Gedolim and anyone else who disagreed with him was disrespectful. That to me is primary and his statements we can agree with are secondary.

 
At March 25, 2007 at 8:18:00 AM EDT, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

You are entitled to your opinion. I was trying to present an idea without the personality behind it as I did before in the Elul posting.

 

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