The Jewish internet is ever more abuzz concerning the controversies surrounding Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and its affiliates forming the institutional backbone of Open Orthodoxy. Recently, after my esteemed acquiaintance, YCT president Rabbi Asher Lopatin complained in an op-ed to Haaretz, in which he arrogated to him and his movement support from [most of] Modern Orthodoxy, I joined a group of rabbis to co-author and sign a public letter, which was published there, as well. Why did I sign that letter, what are my concerns?
The Five Towns Jewish Times just published my op-ed delineating many of our concerns. My conclusion is: Read the rest of this entry »