Modern Orthodoxy in America is a Joke - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • DR
    • 18.12.12 | 21:12 (IST)

    First of all, Modern Orthodoxy in America is a religion for the wealthy. If you cannot afford $20,000 tuitions, or to live in million dollar modern orthodox communities, then quite simply, you CANNOT be modern Orthodox. Second, Modern Orthodoxy claims to be a Zionistic movement. Indeed, most new olim to Israel identify as modern Orthodox. However, these new Olim represent a tiny fraction of America's Modern Orthodox Jews. They wave the Israeli flag, sing Hatikva and say Tefilla LShlom HaMedina. They even support Aliya and Israeli institutions, but when it comes to actually living in Israel, there is silence. They talk a good game, but when it comes down to it, modern orthodoxy in America is quite shallow. It's a shame too, because they have so much potential.

    from the article: As modern Orthodoxy dies in Israel, it thrives in New York
    First published 11:38 18.12.12 | Last updated 11:38 18.12.12
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