Sheets with holes, shaved heads, arranges marriages and tattooed Jews excluded from Jewish cemeteries are but some of the misconceptions Jews have about Judaism. In this discussion, Rabbi Wolbe outlines and disproves the following four core and central misconceptions:
- Judaism is old, ancient, arcane, irrelevant and not contemporary to modern times.
- Mitzvas are ritualistic, repetitive and mechanical, and therefore are devoid of meaning, and cannot continually be real spiritual experiences.
- Judaism is full of restrictions and obligations that take the fun and pleasure out of life.
- Religion is the opiate of the masses. Accepting Judaism is a leap of faith.