Author: Avrohom Gordimer

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Ba’alos Mesorah

In Putting Our Money Where Our Mouths Are, Dr. Rivka Press Schwartz poses an acute challenge to Orthodox communities. The discussion below is not intended to refute Dr. Schwartz, but rather to respond to...

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Paskening Like the Blogs

A few people commented to me that it seems like the ruling by the OU Rabbinic Panel that women can’t be ordained or appointed as clergy is getting a real beating, as “everyone is...

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The OU Ruling on Female Clergy, and Rebellion

Claims that the OU is imposing its perspective on others and is being divisive are inaccurate and misleading, for the Open Orthodox leaders who introduced ordination of women did so knowing that the practice had already been unanimously barred by the most senior and authoritative halakhic decisors.

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Responding to a Responsum

R. Ysoscher Katz, Chairman of Department of Talmud at YCT and Director of YCT’s Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies, published a responsum about waiting after eating hard cheese. I penned a critique of the responsum,...

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The Hypocrisy Needs to Stop

As Jews, we are charged to appreciate and respect the government, and to pray for its welfare. Chazal tell us that Yosef Ha-Tzaddik and Moshe Rabbeinu accorded respect to Pharaoh, as such is proper...

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Finally, a Real Election (Well, Sort Of)

This article first appeared in Times of Israel.  As we know, voters are sick and tired of the “schmutz” (filth) of the present US election. Whereas most of the recent negative personal publicity had...

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