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Entries by Rabbi Adam Jacobs from 12/2010

How the Torah is Pro-Women

| Posted 12.11.2010 | Religion

There is a common (and unfortunate) misconception in the world at large that the Torah is anti-woman. The reality is that a simple examination of the actual text and a little research into some of the major commentaries reveal just the opposite.

Don't Burn the Day: A Jewish Perspective of Death

| Posted 12.16.2010 | Religion

I had the unusual experience of being asked to officiate at two funerals. While never exactly enjoyable, I find that they are reflection opportunities bar none. Nothing is quite as sobering as witnessing that final brief journey from surface to deep six.

The Jewish View of Creationism

| Posted 12.23.2010 | Religion

One thousand years ago, the great Jewish philosopher and physician, Moses Maimonides, wrote that there is no contradiction between Torah and science and that if one is perceived, then there was a misapprehension of the science or the Torah.