After America’s most influential ultra-Orthodox rabbis denounce Open Orthodoxy as illegitimate, Rabbi Avi Weiss hits back by asserting that the more-inclusive movement is ‘the real Modern Orthodoxy.’
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.
EDITORIAL: At a time when most Jewish leaders are eagerly embracing anyone who claims a shred of identity, some Orthodox leaders are doing just the opposite.
So-called ‘Open Orthodoxy’ portrays itself as an acceptable version of traditional Judaism. But it should not claim to be Orthodoxy, Avi Shafran writes.
Asher Lopatin knew gaining acceptance for Open Orthodoxy would be tough. But the new leader of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah is dismayed by the severity of the attacks.
When I was a kid, my mom told me, “Dress British, think Yiddish.”
Newsweek’s ‘Top Rabbis’ list spotlights well-known names. The Forward told stories of real-world leadership — and there was little overlap.
When Rabbi Asher Lopatin takes over the helm of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, he may try to pull off something of a football move: Look left while going right.
Rabbi Asher Lopatin of Chicago is set to succeed Rabbi Avi Weiss next year at the helm of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, the liberal Orthodox rabbinical school founded by Weiss.