The Con Version of an American Conversion ScandalThere is no question that Orthodox conversion standards in the US, adopted by the RCA and validated by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel in a magnificent agreement this past summer, have brought sanity and order out of chaos.
Open Orth.and the Rebirth of the Conservative MovementMUST READ: Close reading of the linked article is a must to know the truth about a major challenge to Orthodox Jewry and keeping the Torah as handed down from Mount Sinai.
'Open' SeasonWhat prompts this particular article, says the writer, is not the philosophy of Open Orthodoxy. "What compels me to react is that Open Orthodoxy crossed every line, to the point that they may be endangering the well-being of the Jewish community".
Dangerous and Defective ProductsWhy the Novominsker Rebbe's speech at an annual dinner got a write up in the NY Times.
"Open Orthodoxy": Definitely Open, but is it Orthodox?Not to be confused with Modern Orthodoxy, as readers can see below.
'Open Orthodox' or 'Neo Conservative'?Can America's 'Open Orthodox' movement claim to be Orthodox at all? And do Orthodox rabbis have a duty to save it from itself?
Rav Soloveitchik and social issues: Gender Roles in the Torah FamilyA woman's contribution to the Jewish home was more important to the Rav than career aspirations.