November 5, 2010
21st century Judaism according to satirist Jon Stewart
Every religion (Judaism) had its unique system for channeling God’s authority from highest to lowest. (See diagram to the left)
In keeping with the Biblical law, Jews affixed Mezuzahs to their doorposts so the Chinese delivery boys knew where to go.
“Please protect me from violent pogroms/offensive stereotypes/negative reviews of my Broadway show or novel/ negligence lawsuits from my podiatry practice.” (Typical)
“If I leave now I can make it home in time for “Friday Night Lights”. (Reform)
A Flock Divided
Primary religious divisions:
Reform, Conservative, Orthodox
Areas of Disagreement
• How Jewish was “too Jewish”?
• Kosher socks, a bit too much?
• Women: unclean or rabbinical candidates?
Jewish boys and men wore yarmulkes to symbolize their subordination to their mothers.