Tuesday, December 18, 2007

RYA STILL Outside the Pale


The fabulous Charlie Hall makes a fabulous point

How can we say that anyone who does not accept all 13 of the Rambam’s principles is outside the pale when we have prayers to angels in our siddurim?
Comment by Charles B. Hall — December 17, 2007 @
2:39 pm

Because RYA has a reputation for integrity and is said to be an honorable man, I fully expect him to publish a clarification/retraction by the end of the week. His "Outside the Pale" post was that bad. As a left-leaning Jew, with a healthy respect for the complexity and contradictions of our shared tradition, I found his argument insulting, poorly reasoned, and disrespectful to the intellectual history of the Jewish people.

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