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Reform & Conservative Jews subvert and destroy the eternal values of our people

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, May 30, 2014.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    So says a leading New York City Orthodox Rabbi: http://nyti.ms/1lZn35W
  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Oy vey.
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    The leading rabbi of Agudath Israel of America, the ultra-Orthodox umbrella group, condemned non-Orthodox streams of Judaism and called the religiously progressive Open Orthodox movement heretical at the group’s annual gala.

    “The Torah must be guarded from the secular forces that seek to corrupt its values and the lives of [Jews], from intruders who sometimes in the name of Judaism completely subvert and destroy the eternal values of our people,” said Rabbi Yaakov Perlow, the Novominsker rebbe and the rabbinical head of Agudath Israel, at the May 27 dinner.


    At an event that read as both an assertion of ultra-Orthodox power and a call to vigilance, thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered at the Hilton Hotel in Midtown Manhattan to applaud their leaders and to show solidarity against perceived threats. The Hilton’s ballroom was a sea of black hats and black suits.

    Perlow’s speech, the evening’s most fiery, condemned non-Orthodox streams of Judaism and used particularly harsh language to condemn Open Orthodoxy, the movement led by Rabbi Avi Weiss and centered at Yeshiva Chovevei Torah in Riverdale that pushes for a greater role for women in Jewish ritual, among other things. Perlow criticized the Israeli Chief Rabbinate for not being harsh enough in their treatment of Open Orthodoxy.

    Perlow said that the threat posed by the Conservative and Reform movements had largely passed. “They’ve become oblivious, and they’ve fallen into the pit of intermarriage and assimilation,” he said. “They have no future, they almost have no present.”

    Yet he warned of the danger to the ultra-Orthodox posed by Open Orthodoxy. Perlow said that Open Orthodoxy is “steeped in apikorsos,” or heresy.

    “There’s a grave danger out there…outside New York City, that positions of leadership amongst Orthodox Jews is being taken over by people who have completely deviated from [the preservation of holiness.]” Perlow said that Isareli Chief Rabbinate is “not sensitive this,” and called on the Modern Orthodox to “stand up and reject these new deviationists, cloaking themselves in the mantle of Orthodoxy.”

    Read more: http://forward.com/articles/199010/orthodox-rabbi-stuns-agudath-gala-with-heresy-atta/?p=all#ixzz33FoVQc2Y
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I looked at the title and the poster and thought for sure this was about Al Sharpton.
  5. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    An Orthodox Jew criticizing Conservative and Reformed? I'm just shocked. ::) ::)
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Some folks are against gay marriage, but are courted by the political elite:

  7. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    And there is the narrative. lol
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