Open Orthodoxy Update, Parshas Lech Lecha
JOFA shares an article from Mike Moskowitz, former Senior educator at Uri Lt’zedek, who now works for Congregation Simchat Torah, a gay synagogue. The article discusses bar/bat mitzvah services for those who identify as gender non-conforming.
Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz expressed his appreciation to those non-Orthodox clergy who live-stream High Holiday services. He also appeared on video comparing the meat industry to slavery and segregation. At an anti-Kavanaugh protest, he held the megaphone for a female Conservative rabbi as she sang, “We shall overcome.”
And, finally, this star graduate of YCT continued his fight against Jewish tradition by attacking our liturgy. His post was “liked” by Rabbi Asher Lopatin, Past President of YCT. Similarly, Torat Chayim, an Open Orthodox affiliated organization, touted another of its members who refuses to say the blessing shelo asani isha, while a graduate of Yeshivat Maharat composed a new prayer reminiscent of feminist changes instituted by the Conservative movement.
Open Orthodox rabbis continue issuing Kosher certification.