Today, the baseline in any Orthodox community is that women do not participate in public ritual at all. In the average Orthodox synagogue, there is not one thing that women do which is part of synagogue performance. Their presence is not felt and their voices are not heard. The...
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Tag: Modern Orthodox Jews
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This is the first part in a dialogue with Prof. Steven Cohen, following the publication of the New York Community study. We will be discussing many issues over the next couple of weeks, and readers are more than welcome to weigh in, send questions or comments, and take part...
June 6, 2012 | 5:39 am
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The story is told (b. Taanit 24a) that Rabbi Yossi son of Rabbi Avin left his teacher, R. Yossi of Yoqrat, in order to study with Rav Ashi. As leaving one teacher for another was an unusual thing to do, Rav Ashi asked him why he did so. Rabbi Yossi son of Rabbi Avin...
December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm
North American Modern Orthodox Jews say they can explain their connection to Israel in one word: Torah.
"It's an organic existence. An Orthodox Jew grows up and believes that Eretz Yisrael and the people of Israel are one. The fulfillment of Torah is Eretz Yisrael," said David...