Category Archives: Modern Orthodox

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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The Friendly MO Rabbi

The leading Modern Orthodox pulpit rabbis tend to not to be particularly friendly. Kalman Topp, Asher Brander and Steven Weil are exceptions. They’re people people. Most of Modern Orthodox rabbis seem to want to spend no more time with their … Continue reading

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