Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the voice of His Servant?

Rabbinics

Why is Judaism Obsessed with Details?

I received this letter from a friend.  I post it with no comments. 

You can also find it on www. wordpress.rabbinics.com

Why is Judaism Obsessed With Details?

by Rabbi Aron Moss

Question:

Why does the Jewish religion seem to obsess over insignificant details? How much matzah do we have to

eat; which spoon did I use for milk and which for meat; what is the right way to tie my shoelaces…. It

seems to me that this misses the bigger picture by focusing on minutiae. Is this nitpicking what Jews call

spirituality? No wonder most Jews are turned off from our weird religion.

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Prepare the Bed for a Guest by Yourself

As some of you know – I am currently teaching a course on Rabbinic Hebrew.  To help with this course – I started a new website (www.wordpress.rabbinics.com) with some resources and rabbinic stories.  The latest story deals with hospitality, and teaches a nice lesson of humility.  It is a lesson from Chofetz Chaim on how to welcome a guest.

See: www.rabbinics.wordpress.com.

Hebrews 13:2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers,

for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.