To just take a look at a couple of the things I regularly cover here on Emunaroma, we currently have:
1) More 'conjecture' about Rav Berland, and why he keeps publicly admitting to doing things he clearly never did in a million years.
You'll find the very clear answer to why the Rav is doing those things HERE, on the Shuvu Banim website, which clearly explains the Lesson Rebbe Nachman taught in Likutey Moharan I:260 that accepting insults with love can prevent another holocaust.
2) A new book out on alternative health apparently written by a Dayan from Lakewood that draws some very strange conclusions about what types of alternative health treatments are 'kosher' and which aren't.
Over on the mysticalpaths website, which takes a much more positive view of Western medicine than I do, you'll find two thought-provoking articles talking about the subject. I don't agree with some of their conclusions, but I'm pleased to link to their posts, and to ask you, dear reader, to consider reading them because the whole western vs alternative health debate has been very unhelpfully polarised, and we need to find the 'kosher' middle-ground.
We're only going to do that if we really listen to the points that the thoughtful people who abide by halacha in the other 'camp' is making, and respond to them with respect, introspection and a lot of prayer about WHAT really is OK, and what God really wants from us.
For now, I want to draw your attention to the new series of posts I've started writing over on spiritualselfhelp, which will hopefully describe how human health really works, holistically-speaking. (I started this explanation in Talk to God and Fix Your Health, but this is going to be much more scientifically-argued.)
We AREN'T just chunks of meat, as modern medicine holds. But that doesn't mean that we shouldn't use modern medicine when it could save our lives.
At the same time, not everything 'alternative' is harmless or healthy. Anything associated with idol-worshipping religious practices poisons the soul much more than it apparently 'cures' the physical body.
Our job right now is to pick through all the polarised debate, deceit, and distorted dogma, to find the points of truth.
On that front, let me leave you with this thought from Rav Natan of Breslov, which continues to guide me through all this murky stuff swirling around at the moment (which is only going to intensify...):
When something brings us closer to God, then it's 'true'. And when something takes us further away from God, then it's not 'true'.
If you start applying that idea to healthcare, I'm sure you'll start realising some stunning insights of your own, as to how much 'idol worship' and deceit is currently swirling around even in the most 'scientific' circles. If you start applying it to Yiddishkeit, you'll also start getting a whole bunch of 'aha!' moments.
In fact, the more you try to apply this principle to every area of confusion and doubt you have in your own life, and to ask God to give you clarity, the more you'll start to see things that are hidden to most people, and to think for yourself, and to forge a stronger connection with the Creator.
And that's the whole point of why things are continuing to get more and more confusing, murky and uncertain.