R’ Aviner vs. the Academia

Rabbi Shlomo Aviner in an interview to NRG-Judaism: “Render to the Academia the things that are Academia’s, and to Yeshiva the things that are Yeshiva’s“.

It strongly reminded me of Matthew 22:21 / Mark 12:17 / Luke 20:25.

Sanity check: Jews don’t recognize the New Testament as holy scripture, and that’s when they are polite. R’ Aviner is one of the unofficial spiritual leaders of the “National Religious” movement, and even though he is a bit controversial inside his own milieu, he is not suspected of Christianity.

But then, in modern Hebrew there’s a common expression מלח הארץ – “salt of the earth”. I looked for its origin and the oldest that i could find was Matthew 5:13.

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2 Responses to “R’ Aviner vs. the Academia”


  1. 1 Noga 2007-05-24 at 13:50

    “Render to the Academia the things that are Academia’s, and to Yeshiva the things that are Yeshiva’s“.

    Is this the Jewish version to “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”?

  2. 2 Alon 2007-06-01 at 20:17

    It’s a version of:
    “We fish on our side, you fish on your side. Nobody fishes in the middle.”


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