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:

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

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.

DarkBlueHat said...

Anonymous - Are you Jewish?

:)

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.

A Jew Who Once Learned said...

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

bluke said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

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.