Thursday, November 18, 2004


... 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:

Money quotes:
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.


DovBear said...

Yes, this is a little like Pravda running the Fedralist papers. An article in favor of Orthodox Liberalism in the Jewish Press... what's next? Divrei Torah that make sense?

DovBear said...

"please don't bemoan the ills of living in a society in which the majority of people tend to disagree with you and then carpet-bomb them with epithets and questions about their intelligence."

I think you've missed the point of my blog. :)

Occaisonally, we do argue fair here.

Anonymous said...

your belligerence is getting in the way of your re-education; we can't possibly cure you of your conservative madness if you persist in digging in your heels and refusing to take your liberal medicine. now, be a good patient, after your lobotomy it will all feel much better!