There Are No Reform Jews

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  1. Shaya says:

    and what do you call someone who converted reform?

    Aren’t the orthodox the people who tend to avoid dialog w/ conservative and reform? just look at the big todo of Rabbi Hertzfeld joining the DC Board of Rabbis.

  2. Saul Guberman says:

    Isn’t the last paragraph what got Rabbi Reinman in trouble.

  3. Jack says:

    It is rather disconcerting that for some Jews it is easier to sit down with members of a different religion than our own. At my sister’s wedding the best man didn’t want to wear a kipah, but you can bet if it was some Chinese ritual he would have had no problem doing anything that they asked him to do.

  4. Gil Student says:

    I believe that there are different positions within the Orthodox community over whether dialogue with Reform and Conservative is productive and positive, and in what circumstances. I know plenty of out-of-town rabbis, away from the heated politics of New York City, who have productive dialogues with Reform and Conservative rabbis and I know the Yeshiva-world posek who permits it.

    Rabbi Reinman, unfortunately, got caught in the middle of those intra-Orthodox debate over these dialogues.

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