Thursday, April 14, 2011

Solving the so-called Orthopraxy crises

As I said to someone earlier today, "Nowadays, many people think that if they can't believe that aggadot are from sinai, or if they can't believe that every letter in the MT is a match for every letter Moishe received they can't be frum, either. However, we have rishonim who thought that way and they were frum." So its possible for you and me to do it, too. We don't have to check our brains at the door just because certain charedim think we should either do that or leave Judaism. We can rely on the Rishonim and the permission they gave us to say and think these things.

This, by the way, is how to solve this whole "orthopraxy crises"? If we rehabilitate all of the rishonim who were ok, or comfortable, with many of the things Charedim call heresy we make the machanah larger, which in turn make it possible to keep some Jews who might have otherwise left.

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