Welcome to the Beis Midrash, where TIDE is alive and well! I recommend you start with the blog's Inaugural Post by scrolling to the bottom.

Please differentiate between the great classic Torah Im Derech Eretz (TIDE) writings, and the blog's own writings, which are those of a novice student of TIDE.

Please consult your rabbi about anything you read here that you find controversial.

“There is a popular notion that, unlike Hasidism and Musar, which attempted to deepen the religious experience of the Jew, the Hirschian system aimed at merely preserving Judaism against the onslaught of Western culture. It is our conviction that this notion is erroneous. Study of R. Hirsch's writings and commentaries has been for many a most effective source of Musar, deepening our spiritual grasp of Judaism.”---Rabbi Shelomoh Danziger, last paragraph of http://www.stevens.edu/golem/llevine/rsrh/Clarification%20of%20RSRH_danziger.pdf

Sunday, September 9, 2012

New Addition on the Shelves of the Beis Medrash

Thanks to Neil of the Modern Uberdox blog (Uberdox.blogspot.com) for adding "R' Mayer Schiller's Review of the Hirschian Derech Today" to our list of links to your right.

You don't have to agree with all of R'Schiller's positions to appreciate this brilliant, incisive, sometimes painful essay, showing us TIDEians what we're up against, with no punches pulled.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Challenge of Being A TIDEian; E-Mail Address

That's the challenge of being a TIDEian. We're so busy trying to use our "uncompromising Torah outlook" to keep our "modern-oriented lives" in order that we don't have enough time for efforts like this blog, that are meant to spread the word about TIDE!

My inconsistency in posting notwithstanding, please enjoy the TIDE links to your right. You can e-mail me about any TIDE links that I have not yet included there, or to drop me a comment/ question, at AviFromBMofTIDE@Juno.com. I'll try to check it around once a week.