Monthly Archives: February, 2015

The lawyer cult

I had my first dealings with a lawyer(-turned-adjudicator) recently. Thankfully my time with this lady was brief but I got a hint of what I’ve been learning about recently. As she described for me the notion of “government” giving “powers” to “councils”, I realised that, at least for this lawyer, a lot of faith is …

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No God: No Justice

Listened to another excellent teaching by rabbi Israel Chait. That man just has a great way of explaining concepts, differentiating between the action-based legal stuff (halakhah), philosophy and ideas, and psychology. It’s a real educational experience. Look, if you want to listen to the series I’ve been slowly going through, just go to http://www.mesora.org. Go …

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The rule of law

So, I was watching a TV programme called “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.” It’s a show about a bunch of immoral people who spend half the show victimizing innocent people and then the latter half victimizing the suspected culprit with the help of a judgmental salesman or saleswoman. Don’t worry about labels like “cop” …

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Guest Article: The Torah Thumpers

by Alan Cecil, edited by David Dryden Last week [that’s quite some time ago now -DD], I was engaged in a discussion with a “Torah Thumper”, a Gentile cognizant of the Seven Commandments whose background was evangelical Christianity and deemed himself a “Noahide”. He was complaining that the Jews were not actively going out into …

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