How should we understand ‘miracles’ where someone is saved from an air disaster because of something they did or didn’t do? What does that mean for all the people who weren’t saved? How can someone who believes in God reconcile His role in these situations? [Times of Israel]
David Werdiger analysis the allegations made against Rabbi Glick that were ultimately found to be false. Was this a case of overzealous or irresponsible advocacy? What are the ethical boundaries of using the media to encourage possible additional victims to come forward? [Times of Israel]
David Werdiger considers four themes that challenge us when members of our community – often those who are respected and have authority – are suspected or found guilty of terrible crimes. By understanding why these cases conflict us, we can deal with them more reasonably. [Jews Down Under, Times of Israel and J-Wire].
We knew. We knew that Mendel* was an abusive husband and parent. His family lived a secluded and very private life, his children home schooled, and his wife barely went out. When they needed assistance from the community it was provided, but those helping were not allowed inside the house to bring food. When they did go in, they were shocked at the living conditions, which reflected far worse than poverty. But for a long…