Are We Allowed to Be Zealous Like Pinchas?

Dear JITC- Who is allowed to be zealous like Pinchas? Are we allowed to use him as a model for extremist, vigilante behavior or is there a rule to cap zealotry? Thank you, C.T. Dear C.T.- Who is allowed to be zealous like Pinchas? Short answer: not you. The longer answer follows. Let’s review the […]

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“You Mean Not All Orthodox Jews Are Crazy?” He Asked Me.

I was recently explaining JITC’s mission to someone I had just met at a party. And this wasn’t just anyone: this was a doctor who has lived and worked in Manhattan – presumably around many Orthodox Jews – for years. “JITC’s goal is to show the world that there are many educated, open-minded, kind Orthodox […]

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