The Rabbi Avi Weiss Issue:Defending the Chief RabbinateRabbi Weiss may be qualified to attest to Jewish status, but one must also appreciate the justified apprehension of the Rabbinate regarding Open Orthodoxy’s fidelity to Orthodox norms and positions relating to more complex issues of halakhic lineage.
What is "Open" About "Open Orthodoxy"?Despite the catchy name, a close look seems to reveal that the opposite of "Open" Orthodoxy is not "Closed" Orthodoxy, but Torah-true Orthodoxy.
A New Kind of LeadershipG-d's appearance in the world changes. How is it manifested today?
Rejoinder To Rabbi Avi Weiss:Retain Halakhic StandardsDefending Halakhic standards in Israel: A rejoinder to Rabbi Avi Weiss of Riverdale, who penned an article against the Israeli Chief Rabbinate's authority and called for Reform and Conservative conversions to be allowed in Israel.
Lessons from AvimelechYitschak continues Avraham's mission.
Non-Orthodox Orthodoxy: Playing With FireHalakhic conversions, marriage and divorce are one of the most positive aspects of Israel's Rabbinate and change will destroy the Jewish people from within. An opinion opposed by Yair Lapid's party.
The Open Orthodox Race to the Edge and BeyondWhen will it stop? There are serious flaws in Open Orthodoxy that are incompatible with basics of Torah-true Judaism.
Entering the Sukkah, the Inner SanctumThere is a powerful message in the order in which the two mitzvot of Sukkot appear in the Torah.
Ki Teitse: Metaphysical UndercurrentsThere are two levels to the meaning of many of the commandments.
Shoftim: All the King's HorsesWhy does the Torah first present the prohibitions relating to horses, wives, silver and gold, and only then present the requirement for the King to write a Sefer Torah and keep it with him?
The Case Against "Open Orthodoxy"Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School (YCT) is a "Modern Open Orthodox" yeshiva founded in 1999 by Rabbi Avi Weiss in Riverdale, NY. It is vehemently opposed by mainstream Orthodoxy. A7 brings you the reasons for this here.
Openness versus HeresyThe Rambam's 13 Principles of Faith include believing that the Torah was God's creation.
Ordaining Women: The Role of MesorahWhy the RCA's assertion that ordaining women is a "violaton of our mesorah (tradition)" is a valid objection, actually an axiomatic one.