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Sunday, August 07, 2005

Interesting article about Lakewood

Only in America

This is a very intersting article. Having never learned or even visited Lakewood I can't say how accurate it is, so don't take everything written there as the gospel truth.

8 Comments:

At 5:30 PM, Anonymous J said...

If you look at Menachem Butler's site he says there are some inaccuracies, but doesn't really mention what they are.

http://ajhistory.blogspot.com/2005/08/life-in-lakewood-c2005.html

 
At 9:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I visited Lakewood once. I was accosted by someone in a grocery store who repeatedly screamed in my face, "You're not Jewish!, you're not Jewish!"


Haven't been back since.

 
At 11:02 PM, Blogger DarkBlueHat said...

Anonymous - Are you Jewish?

:)

 
At 7:09 AM, Anonymous A Jew Who Once Learned said...

Language matters. Gospel means true only because of its association with the first 4 books of the Christian "New Testament." It actually means "good (truthful) tale." Jews should eschew the word gospel as a synonym for truth.

 
At 7:12 AM, Anonymous A Jew Who Once Learned said...

The Gospels have caused us a lot of trouble in the past.

 
At 9:44 AM, Blogger bluke said...

I think that the phrase has entered common usage in English and most peole have no idea of the origin.

 
At 8:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't know Nissan Slifkin wrote a book called ZooTorah!

 
At 1:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another book, "ZooTorah" by Rabbi Nissan Slifkan, was banned, in Lakewood and elsewhere, because, relying on earlier accepted authorities, it presented biological evolution as a legitimate possibility and argued that the pronouncements of Talmudic sages on scientific subjects need not be considered authoritative.

In America he uses the name Iyar.

 

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