A Nishma Research study found that a significant portion of Orthodox women are restless, disaffected, and dissatisfied. Here’s why
Be open because having numerous voices makes your experience richer. Whether or not Orthodoxy responds should not affect your bottom line.
For a couple of precious hours, someone else would have to change the diaper, wipe the nose, say hello to the nosy neighbor.
Talk about breaking the glass ceiling.
The name change, dropping “Open” from “Open Orthodoxy”, is merely cosmetic, Rabbi Avi Shafran argues.
15 Progressive Orthodox rabbis give 15 unconventional responses.
It is ironic that, while my professional pursuit in life is building and empowering Jewish communities, I have not found one I can truly call my own.
When Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom, a retired rabbi from Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, performed an intermarriage ceremony for his stepdaughter and her fiancé in 2014 more than a glass got shattered at the end of the wedding ceremony. Rabbi Rosenbloom’s membership in the Rabbinical Assembly wound up in pieces as well. In December 2016, the rabbinical body expelled him for disobeying the ban on rabbinic officiation at intermarriages. Not only officiating; also attending intermarriages, even those of close relatives, is asur (forbidden).
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.’
With tensions increasing over the role of women and other issues, it may be time for the two branches of American Orthodoxy — ’Modern’ and ‘Open’…