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Modern Orthodoxy

Honest to God

Trey Lyon | Posted 05.24.2016 | Religion
Trey Lyon

Recently the United Methodist Church has faced the latest iteration of an ecclesial identity crisis. This is not a new phenomenon, as division over wh...

Do We Believe That Children Are the Future? Institutional Alienation in Orthodox Judaism

Leead Staller | Posted 11.25.2016 | Religion
Leead Staller

In an age of unprecedented social media, it has become a familiar trope that man is ironically more isolated and disconnected from his neighbor than e...

Fear of (Objects) Flying: When Feminism Divides the Jews Online

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 01.10.2015 | Religion
Shira Hirschman Weiss

Last week, three hotly trending topics in my Facebook feed related to feminism. The first was about a video of a woman walking around Manhattan to much objectification. The second pertained to a voyeuristic rabbi who had installed cameras in a D.C. mikvah. The third was about another Orthodox rabbi who resigned from the RBC in light of the recent mikvah scandal.

10 Men, 10 Women: The Challenge from Feminist Orthodox Jews

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Suissa

One aspect of modernity that has posed a delicate challenge has been the role of women in the synagogue. A few Orthodox thinkers have weighed in, challenging some traditional dogmas.

No Holds Barred: Modern Orthodoxy Offers Alternatives to Reactionary Judaism

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The only way the Modern Orthodox model can work is if it is grounded not only in Jewish commitment, but also in Jewish self-respect.