... when I'd run a post in praise of the Jewish Press, but when they are right they are right.
Please read this eloquent and thoughtful defense of Orthodox Jewish Liberalism. It appeared November 17, 2004:
1: "How is it that after growing up in a yeshiva environment where we were asked to critically analyze every issue, where we parsed distinctions in law and language, we allow ourselves to be dragged down to the lowest and most degrading levels when it comes to government and politics?"
2: "We are so worried about the slippery slope of open-mindedness that we forget the slippery slope of being close-minded and rigid. In our short-sighted drive to use our platform to protect our own interests, we forget exactly how we arrived at that platform. Or even what gave us the right to think we have interests in the first place."
Again, Conservative Jews are challenged and dared to answer.