Pharisaism became Talmudism...But the spirit of the Ancient Pharisee survives unaltered. When the Jew...studies the Talmud, he is actually repeating the arguments used in the Palestinian academies. From Palestine to Babylonia; from Babylonia to North Africa, Italy, Spain, France and Germany; from these to Poland, Russia and eastern Europe generally, ancient Pharisaism has wandered.

— Louis Finkelstein

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It therefore become essential for the future of Judaism itself that its advancement should be correlated with a similar effort to advance the cause of religion generally.


Wisdom begins with sacrifice of immediate pleasures for long-range purposes.


We realize that Judaism as a faith can survive only in an atmosphere of general faith.


It is a grave matter to enter a war, without adequate military preparation;

it may prove fatal to come into peace, without moral and religious preparation.


A rabbi should not despair if people do not do as much as they should.

Every parent has that with children. God is merciful.

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