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Sep 10, 2021, 11:20 PM
Sorry, liberal Jewish leaders – Judaism is not pro-abortion
The new anti-abortion law in Texas has now become the target not only of the Justice Department, but of non-Orthodox and pseudo-Orthodox Jewish clergy and lay leadership as well. The executive director of JOFA (Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance) issued...
Aug 9, 2021, 6:23 PM
The Truth About Conversion for Artem Dolgopyat
Last week, Rabbi Hayim Leiter posted an article that enthusiastically argues for a "quickie" Orthodox conversion of Artem Dolgopyat, the Israeli gold medalist born in Ukraine to a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother. Rabbi Leiter explains: When someone like...
Jul 12, 2021, 10:55 AM
Chief Rabbis and Women: A Rebuttal to Rabbi Jeremy Rosen
We recently read about UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis' opposition to London School of Jewish Studies (LSJS) retaining as a research fellow Dr. Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz - a woman who was ordained last month by the Open Orthodox Yeshivat Maharat seminary...
Mar 8, 2020, 8:01 AM
Rabbi Mike Moskowitz: Enough Already
In Homophobia is the Real Abomination, Rabbi Mike Moskowitz painfully distorts biblical verses and denies crystal clear halachic rules so as to effectively justify homosexual activity and gay pride, while labeling critics as “homophobes.” Moskowitz then conflates having homosexual...
Dec 4, 2019, 11:32 PM
Modern Orthodoxy’s Defining Moment
“Modern Orthodoxy is in trouble… Where is Modern Orthodoxy headed?… Is Modern Orthodoxy going to split?“ These questions, prompted by the new Nishma Research study entitled The Successes, Challenges, and Future of American Modern Orthodoxy and by ground-level experiences of disappointment with the...
Aug 9, 2019, 8:32 AM
Women of the Tents — Women Who Truly Achieve
In Women in tents (and maybe in pictures), Mrs. Sarah C. Rudolph revisits the biblical verses and interpretations I cited in my recent blog post, and basically attempts to work around my statement that: the traditional Torah attitude… has been...
Aug 7, 2019, 5:45 AM
The Real Truth about the Anti-Vaxx Orthodox — A reply to Dr. Jonathan Frankel
Dr. Jonathan Frankel’s "A shot of truth about the anti-vaxx Orthodox" (a Times of Israel post that has since been removed) may be well-intentioned, but I am afraid that it is not well-informed, as it broadly paints the Orthodox...
Jul 29, 2019, 8:47 PM
Focusing Only on the Bad — Orthodoxy Is Not in a Rotten State
Shoshanna Keats Jaskoll's The Rotten State of Orthodoxy is reminiscent of a student complaining about school: everything is bad, from the teachers, to the food, to the classmates, to the homework, and all else. Nothing positive to say. While...
Jul 11, 2019, 12:12 AM
Sorry, Rabbi Landes: Rabbi Peretz Was Correct About Diaspora Jewry’s Problem
Rabbi Rafi’s rejection of Diaspora Judaism by Rabbi Daniel Landes is nothing short of shocking. Its vitriol, representations and advice are totally off-mark and wholly misleading. Rather than address the very real crisis cited by Education Minister Rabbi Rafi...
Jun 21, 2019, 1:20 AM
AOC is Wrong – Don’t Defend the Indefensible
I read Varda Spiegel’s AOC is right — never again! with astonishment. I feel compelled to speak up about this defense of the indefensible. The writer initially expresses understanding and perhaps agreement with the condemnation of Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez’ misguided...
Rabbi Gordimer is a kashruth professional, Chairman of the Rabbinic Circle at Coalition for Jewish Values, a member of the Rabbinical Council of America, and a member of the New York Bar.