Category Archives: Orthodoxy

Is It Way Too Expensive To Become A Jew?

Income correlates with IQ. Why would Judaism want people who can’t keep up financially? They will more likely be a drain on communal resources. As a convert to Orthodox Judaism, I’m glad that converting to Judaism is hard. It keeps … Continue reading

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‘The Secret Fear Plaguing The Unmarried, Untethered Orthodox’

Laura E. Adkins writes: I did not grow up a religious Jew, but for my entire adult life, I’ve been a member of the Orthodox world. As a result, I’ve spent a lot of time in other people’s homes, with … Continue reading

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Forward: ‘In Leaving Orthodoxy, Tova Mirvis Voices Questions Many Secretly Harbor’

From the Forward: I was not raised in modern Orthodoxy; I married into it. And as I read Tova Mirvis’ memoir, The Book of Separation, it often felt as though I was reading my own misgivings and hesitations. Her book … Continue reading

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When Orthodox Jews Are A Tourist Attraction

Baruch writes: Walking to shul on Shabbos afternoon for Mincha, through the 3rd and Highland intersection of Hancock Park, BCC spots a tour bus, with the tour guide pointing at BCC and other Orthodox Jews walking, and the tourists are … Continue reading

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Orthodox Jews Still Back Trump

A left-wing Orthodox Jew writes in the Forward: The Orthodox Union took two days to put out a statement in response to the weekend’s events. And when they finally got around to it, the statement danced around any mention of … Continue reading

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