26 February 2013

A treat for the secular(ish)

This is to go with that long article/interview with Rabbi Dov Lipman of Yesh Atid and the video of Yair Lapid at the orthodox college (which In hope you have found time to read and view). It's an interview with and profile of Yesh Atid MK Ruth Calderon and her views on men and women sharing Talmud study.

She used her maiden speech to explicate a portion of Talmud, to the great delight of the Acting Speaker of the Knesset, an ultra-orthodox Rabbi member of Shas, who joined in and expanded (without detriment to it) Calderon's thesis. Mind you, he had done military service himself!

By: Brian Goldfarb