Re: Atheistic religions-Secular Humanistic Judaism

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Thu, 9 Nov 1995 23:08:55 -0500

I respond to your advise not to "be so over-sensitive" by advising you to
be a lot more sensitive. Do you teach anthropology? Do you use "man"
as a generic for "human" in your humanistic Judaism? Ruby Rohrlich

On Thu, 9 Nov 1995 wrote:

> On Wed, 8 Nov 1995, Ruby Rohrlich wrote:
> > Is The fact that secular humanistic judaism exists where there is an
> > academic community responsible for the" man/human" term, in other words, the
> > equating of "man" and "human"? If so,what is so "humanistic" about
> > that? Ruby Rohrlich
> >
> In a part of the world where woman, from a religious standpoint, do not
> share equal rights, it is mainly in these academic environments that some
> semblance of equality between the sexes is manifest. As for equating
> in my posting the phrase "man" and "human" the latter is meant to include
> all of humanity, both male and female. Don't be so over sensitive as the
> movement is probably the one religious movement which is most sensitive
> to the issue of gender in the Middle East.
> Joe Zias