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Meet Scott Shay: Creating Rational Arguments for Faith

Scott A. Shay is a leading businessman, thought leader and author of two widely read books. Scott co-founded Signature Bank in 2001; the bank has become one of the best banks in New York for private business owners. Scott’s second book, In Good Faith: Questioning Religion and Atheism, has been recognized as one of the […]

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Pre-Passover Blood Libels In New York Times And New York Post

This week, not one but two viciously anti-semitic articles were written in two major New York based news outlets. I heard about the New York Times article first, from Newsweek deputy opinion editor, Batya Ungar-Sargon. Her tweet summed up the article perfectly: Who needs the Daily Stormer when you’ve got the New York Times? An […]

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Do Jews Who Leave Observance Primarily Do So Out Of Lack Of Belief?

As traditional media will tell you again and again, religious Jews who leave observance primarily do so because they are shrewder and more clever than their co-religionists. The community is mostly made up of patsies who can’t see past the theological garbage they’ve been indoctrinated by. But those of exceptional intelligence are able to free […]

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How to Make a Radical Break with the Last Year this Rosh Hashanah

A number of friends have mentioned that they are dreading Rosh Hashanah. Their general sense of overwhelm has made preparing for the holiday—spiritually or physically—exhausting. Looking back at this past year depresses them. Cynicism leads them to expect 5781 will be worse than 5780. It doesn’t help that due to the novel coronavirus, a lot […]

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