Category: Judaism

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Responding to New Open Orthodox Provocations

I was really hoping that theological breaches on the part of the Open Orthodox/Neo-Conservative (OONC) movement would be tapering off and that there would thus be no need for further rejoinder. Oh, was I wrong! After a series...

The Pictures of 5775

Accusatory fingers point all over during this season, and some are properly pointed at me. In this season of cheshbon hanefesh, many of us, myself included, spend too much time with the news. While,...

The King and Us

One of the findings of a recent Pew Research Center report about Orthodox Jews was that for the vast majority of them – are you sitting down? – “religion is very important in their...

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Redeeming Modern Orthodoxy

The patient is hemorrhaging. In fact, the patient does not seem to even know who he is. It sounds pretty dire. The patient is Modern Orthodoxy, and it in silent crisis mode, as it...

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Anatomy of a Chumra Society

I owe a large debt of gratitude to Rabbi Karlinsky. The Karlinskys were my Shadchanim some twenty years ago, and it has worked out most satisfactorily. Consider that full disclosure preceding my unvarnished praise...

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Can Chumros Be Bad For Your Neshamah?

by Rabbi Shaya Karlinsky In his recent post on the “disappearing woman”, Rabbi Adlerstein highlighted two important points in the discussion that have ramifications well beyond the specific topic of eliminating pictures of the...

Atticus and the Yomim Nora’im

The American 1960 classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” was in the news this summer, the result of the publication of an earlier version of it, a sequel in reality, that its author, Harper Lee,...

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