Category Archives: Modern Orthodox

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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Muslims & Orthodox Judaism

Marc B. Shapiro: “As far as I know there are no significant relations between the Modern Orthodox and Muslims. The Muslim community in the United States has never been forthcoming as it should be in condemning Hamas, Hizballah, and their … Continue reading

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The Position Of Women In Modern Orthodoxy Is Not Changing

Essay: [Marc B.] Shapiro considers that while the position of women is discussed in some intellectual circles, their actual position in Modern Orthodoxy remains more or less the same as thirty or sixty years ago. “They function as mothers and … Continue reading

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The High Cost Of Modern Orthodoxy

Marc B. Shapiro writes: Anyone who has been to Israel knows that there are non-haredi Orthodox Jews in all areas of life. You see men with kippot who are bus drivers, security guards, and doing every other job imaginable. Yet … Continue reading

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Why Are Modern Orthodox Rabbis Lining Up Behind A Sex Offender?

From FrumFollies: As bad as Zauder’s crimes were, perhaps, more disturbing for the community, is that when it came to the sentencing, many Modern Orthodox leaders lined up to write personal pleas for leniency. Major figureheads, including senior leaders of … Continue reading

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