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  • Letters to the editor: Open Orthodoxy, SSFL and Brandeis-Bardin, Jews in the Poultry business

    1 week ago

    Orthodoxy for All?

    David Suissa wrote an interesting cover story called “Can Open Orthodoxy Help Revive Judaism?” (Nov. 13). Open Orthodoxy can be beneficial because Judaism can modernize with the changing world around it.  Some laws in religious Judaism are dated and do not make...

  • Feminism isn’t kosher

    2 weeks ago

    Fierce debates this month over women clergy represent the most fractious internecine conflict in the Orthodox Jewish community in a generation. After the progressive movement known as Open Orthodoxy ordained its first women, denunciations by centrist and right-of-center Orthodox...

  • Can Open Orthodoxy help revive Judaism?

    By David Suissa

    2 weeks ago

    There are two ways to look at the controversy raging in the Orthodox world right now over a fledgling movement that calls itself “Open Orthodoxy.” One way is to put the controversy under a microscope and go through all of the arguments and name calling. I will do that, don’t worry....

  • With resolution against hiring women rabbis, RCA votes for confrontation

    3 weeks ago

    When America’s main Modern Orthodox rabbinical association voted last week to ban the hiring of clergywomen by its members, the question wasn’t whether to endorse female rabbis.

    It was whether to widen the group’s well-established repudiation of female clergy or keep quiet and...

  • Avi Weiss on living the ‘dream of seeing an Orthodoxy that’s open’

    By Jared Sichel

    September 8, 2015 | 4:00 pm

    Rabbi Avi Weiss, the man who coined the phrase “Open Orthodoxy” — referring to a more inclusive and liberal version of Orthodox Judaism — is no stranger to controversy. 

    He left his post at Yeshiva University in 1999 and founded Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, a liberal Orthodox yeshiva...

  • New Face of Study

    By Julie G Fax

    December 26, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Avi Weiss left Yeshiva University (YU) in New York three years ago to found a new rabbinic school for one simple reason: "We were not graduating enough Yosefs," said Weiss, a political activist and progressive Orthodox Jewish leader.

    Weiss is referring to Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky...