Saturday, November 19, 2005

Reform's convention

Check out a first person account of Reform Judaisim's convention on a blog on Haaretz:

One anecdote:
..the most revealing sentence I find in the speech is a more general statement one can read as a key to the Yoffie state of mind these days: "The problem for our synagogues may be," says Yoffie, "that we are not very good at saying 'no' in Reform Judaism... In the realm of personal behavior, we are reluctant to ever use the word 'forbidden'." This, he believes, should be changed somewhat. A more restrictive movement, more demanding, more - should I dare say - conservative movement, is the one Rabbi Yoffie envisions...
posted by Yeshiva Orthodoxy
at 1:05 PM

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