Weekly Review with London Skyline


On My Blog

The Jewish Museum – London

Pesach Post 1 – Pesach Lists

Elsewhere in the JBlogosphere

Take a Detour to Connect with Friends, a post by Leora

Lorri reviews The Conversation a novel

Hiking the Israel Trail, a post by Rabbi Leff

Ki Tissa – the golden horse, I mean calf… – Ziva writes about this week’s parashah

Web articles

The Guardian wonders: Where were today’s digital feminists in ‘Women Who Make America’?

In New Knesset, a True Maverick – Tablet Magazine writes about the Knesset member who taught Talmud in her début speech

The Pope and Jewish Communal Professionals: Staying in a Job too Long? The Need for Term Limits! – an article by Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

Rabbi Wolpe writes about The Limits Of Knowledge

Shabbat Shalom!

7 thoughts on “Weekly Review with London Skyline

  1. Thank you for the link. I’m enjoying the not so friendly discussion on the bottom of the post on feminists, like this one: “Glass-ceiling obsessives and statistical magicians in the western world only undermine genuine feminist causes in pursuit of the agenda of a middleclass interest group. It’s an effective decoy too, because it only channels debate away from genuine oppressed women towards discussion off a vastly priveleged class of woman who are furious about being slightly less grotequely entitled than a vastly priveleged group of men. ” People make better arguments if they spell privileged correctly. But it is an interesting point here. And any post that mentions Hilary Clinton makes me think of “What difference does it make?” and what a rotten job she did in keeping the safety of our ambassador.

    Shabbat Shalom.

    • You are welcome!
      This person certainly didn’t mince her words. Unfortunately the glass-ceiling exists (even in the world of academia) so even if I don’t think we ought to be obsessed with it, it is necessary that boards, committees and whoever is in a position to appoint people to a post of responsibility be aware of this. However I agree that the women who are most oppressed and discriminated against do not live in the Western world.

  2. Thank you for the link!

    Whilst I haven’t read the other links yet, with regards to the item about the pope and the Roman Catholic Church, my thoughts are that there is likely a reluctance to vote in a (relatively) younger man, if the assumption is that he remains in post until death. But, if they don’t choose someone who is able to take account of rapid change so easily, because he has an older outlook, then the RC Church will suffer from being perceived as out of touch. Not all change is good, of course, but an ability to take new views on board and at least consider them, has to be an advantage….. Just my thoughts!

    Shabbat Shalom!

    • Your explanation of why the RC Church is reluctant to appoint a younger man makes sense. I believe RC needs another Pope John XXIII; someone with insights, vision and courage. Such a person would institute temporary mandates for the papacy. It seems the only way for the institution not to become even more stultified than it already is. It would also allow more flexibility and for the prelate the ability to consider that the world changes, even if as you point out, not all changes have to be embraced.

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