"Luke Ford reports all of the 'juicy' quotes, and has been doing it for years." (Marc B. Shapiro)
"This guy knows all the gossip, the ins and outs, the lashon hara of the Orthodox world. He’s an [expert] in... all the inner workings of the Orthodox world." (Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff)
"This generation's Hillel." (Nathan Cofnas)
Tag Archives: lashon hara
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. Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff says on YuTorah.com: “You would think was an article in the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles one week ago… What’s that guy? Luke Ford? You might think that this … 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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