Is Judaism passé? Or is it traditionalism that is? What is Judaism? Is it a religion that only stands on the shoulders of the men that proceeded us?
How is Judaism relevant? It brings the holy to the mundane. Try to do 100 brachas a day and tell me you do not start appreciating the world around you.
How is Judaism current? Where else in this frantic paced world can you find a sacred temple in time like Shabbat? It gives you all the license in the world to take one day in the week to disconnect from the rat race and do something for yourself. Do something to help rejuvenate yourself.
How is Judaism here, now? What other religion has you focus on today, here and in this world as an act of salvation? It is your responsibility to make the world a better place. Once we as Jews work with the rest of the people in the world to make this like the garden of Eden, then we can talk about the messiah.
To read Is Judaism passe, part 1 (by Deena), click here.
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