If you’re a woman, chances are that this 2014 video showing a woman walking in New York City for 10 hours resonated with you in some way.
Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Mordechai Willig derisively writes that an evolving viewpoint on the place for women and gays in Jewish life are manifestations of post-modernism. In contrast, Modern Orthodoxy’s shift to the right can be seen as a rejection of post-modernism. He closes rather ominously with the exhortation that “authentic” Modern Orthodox Jews must “observe the laws upon which others trample…only then can we successfully pass our sacred and eternal tradition on to future generations.”
(JTA)- Even before Nazi racial laws turned her into a wanted person in her native Netherlands, Roosje Glaser had limited patience for rules.
Dear Rabbi Willig,
Italy as a country is nothing if not traditional. Many of its cobblestone streets existed long before the U.S. gave so much as a birth cry and the Italian Jewish community boasts roots that go back to the second century B.C.E. The Renaissance is almost a modern phenomenon in comparison.