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How Much Cleavage Can A Good Orthodox Woman Reveal Publicly?
If an Orthodox Jewish woman is proud of her body, to what extent is she allowed to flaunt it? Is she allowed to select clothing that shows her curves off to advantage? How much cleavage can she show with the … Continue reading
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I Don’t Like Representing Anybody But Myself
Throughout my life, I’ve been condemned as a bad representative of my group. I fear my critics are right. I am a bad representative. I don’t think I’ve put any group I’ve belonged to in a good light. “Why don’t … Continue reading
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Is This What Discrimination Looks Like?
A few weeks ago, the rabbi of Bnai David-Judea wrote that he was no longer saying the morning blessing “Thank you God for not making me a woman” because it reflected bigotry towards women and that Orthodox Judaism had a … Continue reading
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Are There Higher Ethical Standards In Modern Orthodoxy?
In my experience, Modern Orthodox Jews have more concern about ethics than other types of Orthodox Jews. They are more concerned about appearances. They are more concerned about the goyim. I’m not arguing that Modern Orthodox Jews are better Jews … Continue reading
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Things I Love About Modern Orthodox Judaism
The past couple of years, I’ve rarely spent time in a Modern Orthodox shul, but overall in the past 17 years, I’ve spent most of my shul time in Modern Orthodox shuls. I feel comfortable there. When you look at … Continue reading
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