As a rabbi’s daughter, Leah Vincent was never allowed to learn Talmud. Years after abandoning ultra-Orthodoxy, she sets out to rediscover the ancient Jewish law books.
A leading Open Orthodox rabbi has defended the progressive movement against attacks made last week by Rabbi Yaakov Perlow, the head of the ultra-Orthodox organization Agudath Israel.
The future of Orthodoxy is not rooted in infighting and name-calling. Agudath Israel should focus on building bridges to fellow Jews, instead of burning them, Jordan Soffer writes.
Agudath Israel has leaped to the defense of Rabbi Yaakov Perlow, who called the Open Orthodox movement ‘heresy’ and launched a shocking attack on non-Orthodox Jews.
Rabbi Yaakov Perlow, of the ultra-Orthodox Agudath Israel, doesn’t approve of Emily Hauser’s Conservative Judaism. Well, guess what? She doesn’t approve of his, either.
Was this the year of ‘Open Orthodoxy’? The inaugural graduation of Yeshivat Maharat and the new leadership at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah would indicate so. But some were not convinced.
Open Orthodoxy’s unilateral moves towards a more liberal practice could destroy traditional Judaism, writes Gil Student.
So-called ‘Open Orthodoxy’ has come under withering attack by mainstream rabbis. The irony is that American Orthodoxy once fought for a inclusive model of faith, Jonathan Sarna writes.
So-called ‘Open Orthodoxy’ portrays itself as an acceptable version of traditional Judaism. But it should not claim to be Orthodoxy, Avi Shafran writes.