Thoughts on Judaism

Sunday, May 22, 2005

The Godol HaDor is Gone

The Godol of the Dor is Gone and the world grows cold and gray!
The Godol Hador, Melech Hamoshiach, has decided to close his blog, and the rational Jewish world is much poorer for it. May he reappear speedily in our days. The originator of kiruv clowns, warrior against the Slifkin ban, and all around voice who was not afraid to question the most deeply ingrained nonsense that has passed for fundamental Judaism, the Godol generated mounds of blog, comments on blog and responsa on comments with his provocative, yet obvious twists on Jewish tradition. He was so bold as to suggest that we close the period of Acharonim and that our era might become known as the era of Gedolim, or the era of kiruv clowns, or the era of fundamentalist revival.

At any rate, this eulogy of his blog will hopefully remind me to be more tenacious and feisty than I already am. And the loss of all of the characters, noteably the Katan HaDor, that will disappear without the Godol will leave the blog world less enjoyable.


  • Like they flash at the end of everyones wedding videos, THIS IS NOT THE END.....But my friends this is why there are thousands of Conservative and Reform synagouges in the world. We pass this way but once. In his book ( which you will not find in Eichlers)HOW TO GET MORE OUT OF BEING JEWISH..EVEN Gill Mann, the author maintains that there is place for everyone in the Jewish world. read it!

    By Blogger Meyer, at 8:57 AM  

  • I am the next gadol hador by default!
    My name is the Blogger Rebbe!
    Please go to

    By Blogger Paul Mendlowitz, at 1:10 PM  

  • Yes,a new rebbe.he seems to be a worthy replacement.
    long live the rebbe

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:29 PM  

  • This may seem silly to bring it up now, but here is another leap of faith necessary to believe in the Mabul. Supposedly the water was boiling hot ( how do they know? ) but that being the case how did the fish survive? Avi

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:41 PM  

  • You think you were the first to come up with that question? And don't you think Chazal were aware of that too?

    Obviously their assumptions and your assumptions must be different if these kinds of questions lead to opposite conclusions. Again, it’s all about assumptions.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:58 PM  

  • Has anyone written about the unholy alliance of Herson/Shemtov/Cunin -- how they divided the map and have become real estate thugs?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:31 PM  

  • Chaim and avi
    See my response in the mabul thread. And good work gentlemen.

    By Blogger Rebeljew, at 4:54 PM  

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