The kiruv world prides itself in its open-mindedness. "Ask us anything! We will change our views in a heartbeat if you convince us! Sure you can ask about sex, and no, we don't use a hole in the sheet, we're super progressive!"
From the back cover: Are you worried that someone from the secular world will ask you a question about Judaism that you don’t have an answer for? Are you heading out to a campus to inspire others about Judaism...
This one’s a doozy. Bear with me. Also, if you have a bit of context, you’ll know this ones strike quite close to home. TL;DR at the end. Here’s how the spiel goes: Judaism is amazing. It’s enlightened. It’s changed the world for the...
If you believe in God from a philosophical point of view, you shouldn’t need any emotional scaffolding to keep things up. The absurdity of one-off inspirational stories of any kind should be obvious to even the most casual of contemplators, and yet it forms...
I think I was still religious when I made these. The writing was on the wall. Facebook wall, that is.
Attending a Bar Mitzvah and lost for words? Trying to impress your future father in law but haven't opened up a book in two weeks? Use this nifty, handy dandy, sooper dooper dvar torah generator to create some inspiration...
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My favorite talmudic anecdote from a gemarah in Shabbat somewhere around daf 134ish. Paraphrased loosely: "Should a snake crawl into a woman's vagina - which they are inclined to do because in the sin of Genesis the snake slept with...
Are you in the process of getting brainwashed by an Institute for Jewish Wisdom? Is all that mumbo jumbo getting you down as you try to don a black hat a week after being a regular college kid in California? This handy dandy...
Spot the meme. Also, double negatives are so not not cool.

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