Friday, July 14

13 Ikkarei Hashkafa

There is an interesting online list of 13 Ikkarei Hashkafa floating around cyberspace. It would be interesting to discuss--even if we agreed with all 13--how we might educate toward them. Click here and/or see below.

1. It is important to know the difference between a posuk and a
medrash.
2. It is important to know the difference between a ma'amar halakha and
ma'amar aggadata.
3. It is important to know the difference between aniquated scientific and
medical beliefs reported in the gemara which originate from ancient goyishe
philosophers, and spiritual truths which are reported in the gemara which
originate in a mesorah from har sinai.
4. It is important to know the difference between pesukim which are
metaphors and pesukim which are literal.
5. It is important to know the difference between halakha and chumra.
6. It is important to know the difference between halakha and minhag.
7. It is important to know the difference between the private hanhagos of
the Gr"a and his piskei halakha.
8. It is important to know the difference between "gedolim" who can say a
good vort or who can give good shiur on the sugya, and real posekim who have a
sophisticated understanding of politics, sociology, psychology, medicine, and
science.
9. It is important to know the difference between a true machlokess le-shem
shamayim and the machinations of a group of despicable, small minded, hateful,
vengeful, power-hungry rashayim.
10. It is important to know the difference between examining your ma'asim
and examining your mezuzos.
11. It is important to know the difference between ga'ava and yir'as
shomayim.
12. It is important to know the difference between chochma and "da'as
Torah".
13. It is important to know the difference between situations that call for
pesak halakha, and those which call for etizah.

1 Comments:

At 11:02 AM, Blogger Uri Cohen said...

Interesting. Thanks!

 

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