Thoughts on Torah, working, living in Israel and how they go together.
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
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.
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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.
The Gospels have caused us a lot of trouble in the past.
I think that the phrase has entered common usage in English and most peole have no idea of the origin.
I didn't know Nissan Slifkin wrote a book called ZooTorah!
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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