One Generation Encounters the Next

This morning I read the following extract from an essay by Martin Buber entitled, ‘Teaching and Deed’ (an essay in which Buber is fairly clear that deeds must have the underpinning of learning): In Jewry, the way which leads to that promised time, the way of man’s contribution to ultimate fulfilment, Read more…

The Big Questions – revisited

I was a panellist at the Big Questions when the ‘Jesus and Mo’ T-shirts were sported by the students from the LSE. I find the provocation of the t-shirts problematic but I do not believe they should be prohibited. Regardless of what Maajid Nawaz’s original intention in reposting the cartoons Read more…

Human Rights and Religious Rights – background reading

A brief summary to the Human Rights Act and religion is here: http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/human-rights/what-are-human-rights/the-human-rights-act/freedom-of-thought-belief-and-religion/index.html I also recommend to readers to look at the UK Human Rights Blog and the Law and Religion UK Blog. There is also useful information on the EHRC website.

Right to Privacy

As today is the Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, I’m posting a few sources (used previously and first studied at the Conservative Yeshiva) which are used in discussion of the right to privacy (which is more fully discussed by Rabbi Elliot Dorff in his chapter contained in Read more…