"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: torah judaism
The Setting Sun
Saturday. 3 pm. He walks east on Robertson Blvd and within two blocks he’s already outside of Torah Town. He passes a small Chabad and then a tiny Knesset Israel and then there’s no sign of Yiddishkeit. The sun drops … Continue reading
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The Slifkin Challenge
David Kelsey writes: One of Rabbi Slifkin’s tormentors — one of the few who remains standing anyway, as many have been caught in one type of scandal or another — is rethinking whether he is helping or hurting Kiruv with … Continue reading
Posted in David Kelsey, R. Natan Slifkin Tagged apikorsim, David Kelsey, haredim, kiruv, kornreich, laundry list, rabbs, torah judaism Comments Off on The Slifkin Challenge
Would You Get Spiritual Counseling From A Rabbi Who Had An Affair With A Congregant?
Around 2002, Rabbi Simcha Weinberg (brother of Rabbi Matis Weinberg) lost his job with Lincoln Square Synagogue for having an affair with a congregant. He was caught in the act. He was subsequently divorced (and I believe he married the … Continue reading
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Making Conversion To Orthodox Judaism Easier
From The Jerusalem Post: United Torah Judaism’s rabbinic leadership is expected to meet on Wednesday night to discuss a possible compromise in proposed conversion reforms that would allow the party to join the government coalition. The meeting is slated to … Continue reading
Posted in Conversion, Gary Rosenblatt, Orthodoxy, Reform Judaism Tagged congregation beth israel, Gary Rosenblatt, government coalition, jerusalem post, orthodox judaism, rabbi yosef, reform congregations, steve lipman, temple solel, torah judaism Comments Off on Making Conversion To Orthodox Judaism Easier
Is Blogging Good For The Jews?
ISSAC COHEN WRITES TO HIRHURIM: If there ever was a time/place for Jewish leaders to implement Mussar practices it is here… on the web. At a minimum, I’d suggest: 1) Time outs for comments that cross certain lines 2) No … Continue reading
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