Comments for Torah Musings http://www.torahmusings.com Fri, 22 May 2015 14:17:04 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Comment on Daily Reyd by ruvie http://www.torahmusings.com/2015/05/daily-reyd-363/#comment-108429 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:17:04 +0000 http://www.torahmusings.com/?p=39623#comment-108429 My only agenda is in having the grand conversation in public on this subject. What you quoted is my viewpoint on perhaps Rabbinic leadership is tied to the issue and the lack of acknowledgement of the parents issues (perhaps I am wrong). That is not an agenda that drives the article but a tangent viewpoint you can disagree with. Perhaps you can focus on this line “Reasons abound for becoming not religious and everyone has their own viewpoint depending where they stand and their personal agenda. I reject reasons ….”

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Comment on Daily Reyd by joel rich http://www.torahmusings.com/2015/05/daily-reyd-363/#comment-108428 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:01:13 +0000 http://www.torahmusings.com/?p=39623#comment-108428 Why are they leaving modern orthodoxy? Well of course we have no statistics, but I’m told Jay Lefkowitz’s famous piece
https://www.commentarymagazine.com/article/the-rise-of-social-orthodoxy-a-personal-account/
may well represent a significant percentage of certain communities. If orthodoxy is a veneer, thanit is not surprising that it easily peels off.

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Comment on Daily Reyd by Gil Student http://www.torahmusings.com/2015/05/daily-reyd-363/#comment-108427 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:58:47 +0000 http://www.torahmusings.com/?p=39623#comment-108427 “I do not think the community is meeting the needs of the current generation nor its parents. I find very few rabbinical leaders to be proud of… I live with my uneasiness about poor leadership by looking to Rav Aharon Lichtenstein z”l and others in Israel as a bright spot.”

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Comment on Daily Reyd by ruvie http://www.torahmusings.com/2015/05/daily-reyd-363/#comment-108426 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:11:00 +0000 http://www.torahmusings.com/?p=39623#comment-108426 Gil – Thank you for the thoughtfulness – can you expand on the personal agenda.

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Comment on Daily Reyd by shaul shapira http://www.torahmusings.com/2015/05/daily-reyd-386/#comment-108424 Thu, 21 May 2015 19:00:21 +0000 http://www.torahmusings.com/?p=39592#comment-108424 Gesunderheit

“Arkush regrets the failure of the strictly Orthodox to join the board… If, for example, they wish to sit only with men, gesundheit.”

A philologos moment

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Comment on Daily Reyd by Nachum Lamm http://www.torahmusings.com/2015/05/daily-reyd-386/#comment-108422 Wed, 20 May 2015 17:12:04 +0000 http://www.torahmusings.com/?p=39592#comment-108422 In fairness, many religious Jews, yekkes most notably, have traditionally made a point of covering their heads only at tefilla and the like.

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Comment on Rav Lichtenstein on Disabilities and Halakhic Values by Rav Aharon Lichtenstein & the Haredim | Cross-Currents http://www.torahmusings.com/2013/10/rav-lichtenstein-on-disabilities-and-halakhic-values/#comment-108420 Wed, 20 May 2015 15:28:38 +0000 http://torahmusings.com/?p=18828#comment-108420 […] the time, Gil Student made available this startling debate. The exchange began when R. Benny had suggested that rules about such disabilities in priests, that […]

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Comment on Daily Reyd by Elon Weintraub http://www.torahmusings.com/2015/05/daily-reyd-384/#comment-108419 Mon, 18 May 2015 18:46:51 +0000 http://www.torahmusings.com/?p=39573#comment-108419 With all the indiscretions that go on between Congresspersons and pages and interns, one would have thought the laws of Yihud would be welcomed there with open arms.

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Comment on Daily Reyd by micha http://www.torahmusings.com/2015/05/daily-reyd-384/#comment-108418 Mon, 18 May 2015 16:51:41 +0000 http://www.torahmusings.com/?p=39573#comment-108418 While yichud may be an increasing problem for Congressmen, more and more of the public school network and more colleges are putting in policies that would make yichud observance easier.

It has become my stand-by explanation when women at work ask me about negi’ah. (Not that I tend to give them cause to ask; I shake hands with women. But people hear about it and ask.) I open with a comparison to NY PS policy about not being allowed to lock the door when alone with a student. Then explain that while nothing is likely to happen among moral people, they aren’t the ones most likely to ignore the rule. You need a general policy, so that the immoral professor’s behavior sets off alarms. Similarly, traditional Judaism has general policies…

(And, to satisfy those who think it’s a put-down to women, I point out that women face the same issue with their male acquaintances.)

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Comment on Forced Kiddushin by gidonrothstein http://www.torahmusings.com/2015/05/forced-kiddushin/#comment-108414 Fri, 15 May 2015 13:30:26 +0000 http://www.torahmusings.com/?p=39550#comment-108414 And the fact that huppot tend to be where we get married doesn’t itself make any other marriage invalid.

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