Immigrants, Lamed Vavniks, and Charedi Mocking

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Why do so many Anglo immigrants end up in ethnic enclaves?
The longer North American immigrants deliberate about moving to Israel before taking the plunge, the likelier they are to settle in areas which are heavily populated by other Anglos. (Haaretz)

Why is it that, in Jewish legend, the number of hidden tsadikim — or just men on whom the world depends for its existence — is, in every generation, 36? (Forward)

Why is Charedi mocking an acceptable past-time for liberals? Rabbi Levi Brackman exclaims: “If one is to be considered open-minded and non-judgmental, one must respect people who practice religion, no matter how crazy their customs seem” (YNet)

Posted on June 5, 2008

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