Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Rabbi's Daughter

The Rabbi's Daughter from בית ספר מעלה on Vimeo.

Fascinating video - it's almost a profile of a few daughters of famous Religious Zionist Rabbonim in Israel, who aren't religious/as religious as their parents, and how that impacts their lives. It's very emotional without trying to be, and just very interesting.


  1. It's interesting that you find this kind of rebellion in even the more moderate circles, showing that it is not only the Chassidic Jews in Boro Park who find tensions between tradition and the forces of today as per

  2. "rebellion"

    why use such a negative and loaded word? why cant an adult choose a path differnt from his or her parents? why is SO rebellious to want out of life something different than one's parents did? not everyone is made the same, ya know! not everyone has the same wants, desires, talents, mind, outlook....what do you want? everyone to be the same?

  3. Ariella - Agreed, and Brown's piece is also very interesting (though also a bit overly cynical at points which I thought took away).

  4. Very interesting and well done.

  5. My New Hashkafah of Shidduchim :-)

    My new hashkafah of shidduchim is thanking and praising HASHEM always :-)

    Even when my dating experiences are far from pleasant, I realize that HASHEM is guiding my life with His infinite wisdom and abundant love, and exact precision that only He is capable of :-)

    HASHEM always knows what is truly good for me, even when I do not :-)

    Often what I need most is atonement and humility, so G_d gives me those precious things through unpleasant dating experiences :-)

    I now realize that I must always thank HASHEM for ALL of my dating experiences, because even the worst dates are for my eternal benefit, because they provide me with precious atonement and humility :-)

    Tractate Avot teaches that the reward for a good deed is proportionate to its difficulty; by giving me difficult dating experiences, HASHEM is providing me with greater reward for Olam HaBa, in addition to precious atonement and humility :-)

    G_d loves me even more than I love myself, and He would never give me an unpleasant dating experience unless it was for my eternal benefit in both Olam HaZeh and Olam HaBa :-)


    Thank you for all my dating experiences, whether pleasant or unpleasant or mediocre :-)
    You are always guiding me with endless wisdom and love; You always help me and give me everything I need :-)

    I regret all the times I complained;
    instead of complaining, I should have been busy thanking You.

  6. this is password protected?