It has been heartwarming to read the warm responses to Rabbi Waxman’s post asking Beliefnet to reconsider its decision to cancel Virtual Talmud. Virtual Talmud offered an alternative model for internet communications: civil discourse pursued in postings over a time frame of days (rather than moments) predicated upon the belief in the value of and […]
When blogging “for the sake of heaven,” it’s easy to get the last word in when you post right before Shabbos! However, even though a new week has begun, I’m hoping my generous hosts at Beliefnet–and my colleagues who’ve graciously invited me to join their conversation–will extend my opportunity to offer some thoughts.
In that spirit, Rabbi Stern was mistaken if he read an avoidance of or disregard for answers into my respect for the life-giving power of questions. To me, the two go hand-in-hand. And no one–and here I’ll stay away from the labeling, most of which, is crude and the statistics, which turn honest Jewish and human struggles into contests I’m simply not interested in winning or participating in–gets through this life without at some point figuring out the relationship between life’s most challenging questions and the answers they must provide. Life demands it of them. Life demands it of us.
–Posted by Rabbi Jennifer Krause
Rabbi Jennifer Krause is the author of The Answer: Making Sense of Life, One
Question at a Time. For more information, please visit her website.