In the world of Modern Orthodox dating, too often single people think there’s something wrong with them. That’s simply not the case.
“I don’t know how you can look at his website and not see that he does conversion therapy.”
The news of the student not being ordained has caused an upheaval in the liberal Orthodox world.
“To find out this happened, that it happened almost in front of me, is startling,” the teacher said.
“It was the most terrifying event in my life, period,” recalled one victim.
“It’s a recognition of who’s in the room, which is really important.”
Orthodox rabbis from a liberal seminary are disregarded by some traditional synagogues because the school supports LGBT rights and female clergy.
“So, are you religious?”
Are we in search of divine connection? Are we living in fear of an overzealous God? Or are we, perhaps, just members of a very demanding social club?
The Modern Orthodox Jewish community is changing, but its financial arrangements with its spiritual leaders are stuck deep in the past.