When I explained that many of us believe in first completing school or starting a career before making the supreme commitment, his response was a cool, "Why?
" This encounter deepened my concern that there was a growing disconnect between our spiritual leaders and my reality as a young adult.
, the Hebrew word for priests, would belong in that category.
Kohanim are believed to be of direct lineal descent from Moses's brother Aaron.
You’re probably Jewish yourself (why else would you want to use a Jewish dating site, right?
Today, some of these Jews have names like Cohen, Kohn, Katz, Kaplan and other derivatives, the exception being names that were changed as Jews arrived at Ellis Island.
In the Torah, (singular for Kohanim) refers to a priest who served in Jerusalem's holy temple.
The position the rabbi advocated was completely out of touch with my reality, and as far as I could see, he seemed unwilling to even consider the needs of a diverse and changing community.
As repeatedly shown in the media, Orthodox Judaism is notorious for its emphasis on marriage, and true to this reputation, our leaders tend to advocate marriage at a young age.