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Racism In The Orthodox Community

Bill McCaulley writes: Dear Mr. Ford: I would wish to respond to a posting concerning racism among Orthodox Jews. I came upon the post recently I realize my reply is not timely, but I am greatly intrigued by the subject. … Continue reading

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Congregants Stand By Randy Rabbi

As I pointed out in my previous post, Rabbi Marc Schneier was not engaged in illicit behavior when he was photographed in Israel kissing a comely speech pathologist not his wife. Rather, the good rabbi was engaging in routine and … Continue reading

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He Called Me Levi!

My Hebrew name is “Levi Ben Avraham.” My goyisha name is Luke Carey Ford. When Orthodox Jews, particularly Orthodox rabbis, call me “Luke” or “Mr. Ford”, I always feel like I am in trouble. Why? Because I can’t reconcile the … Continue reading

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Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff Mentions Me In A Lecture On German Rabbis

The mention comes about 44:40 into his lecture. I don’t quite understand all the Hebrew or Yiddishisms. Can someone translate them for me? Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff says on YuTorah.com: "You would think was an article in the Jewish Journal of … Continue reading

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Does Facebook Lead To Defamation?

Orthodox rabbi Gil Student blogs: In this week’s The Jewish Press, R. Mordechai Weiss writes [on page 25]: Then came Facebook and Twitter, which took the Internet to a new level of impropriety. Things are written on Facebook that end … Continue reading

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