Category Archives: Modern Orthodox

Losing Her Religion

From the New York Times Book Review: THE BOOK OF SEPARATION A Memoir By Tova Mirvis 302 pp. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. $26. Modern Orthodox Judaism — a loosely defined sect that adheres to the strictures of Jewish Scripture, while engaging … Continue reading

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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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‘I can ‘do Jewish’ on just $40,000 a year’

A married father of four writes: We reviewed this short list of items and my advisor said, “You realize the greatest expense to your life is your religion. It is consuming over half of your post tax take home pay. … Continue reading

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Forward: ‘The Radical Class Divide In My Modern Orthodox High School’

I was always curious about what hookers thought about Modern Orthodoxy. Yehuda emails: Read the article, especially the following paragraph. “Even years later, it’s hard to tease out class as one factor in that tangle of clashing cultures and religious … Continue reading

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Critiquing Open Orthodoxy

Marc B. Shapiro writes: Those who follow Jewish debates on the internet have probably heard of Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer, who has assumed the mantle of defender of the faith. He sees his goal as exposing the non-Orthodox nature of Open … Continue reading

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