Thursday, January 19, 2012

Some Interesting Links

1.   Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's new book Kosher Jesus has received a great deal of negative attention, notably from Chabad who are trying to dissociate themselves from it and him.... here's a few examples:
Letter from Rabbi Chaim Rapoport #2 : "and this is one of the biggest issues with the author of this book ....On one hand they want to break every boundary which is accepted in Judaism, and on the other hand they are interested in being the main speakers and ideologists of the same movement they break."

and here you can find Shmuley's Response

2.  Soul Mazal talks about the Venus Transit: is this the Star mentioned in the Zohar which will hang for 60 days? Real War with Gog and Magog: Computers and Money

3.  Bat Aliyah has a beautiful post about everyday life in Israel: Tandoori Salmon Photo Blog

4.  Geula Update from Rav Fish [there's a few of these, search Yaak's blog to find the rest of them, they're fascinating]


yaak said...

I just posted one for this week.

Anonymous said...

re: Shmuley Boteach
There are many who claim Chabad has become like the Xtians in that they proclaim that their deceased Rebbe is the Mashiach. It is therefore ironic that they now expel Boteach for writing about a Xtian Messiah who will come from the dead - although I do certainly see the logic expressed in Rabbi Rapoport's excellent letters.

Anonymous said...

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Response.

Devorah said...

Thanks Anon. I'll put the link in the main post.