Rabbi Cherlow's amazing journey outside the Israeli Orthodox ghetto
U.S. progressive Jews yearn for Israeli establishment approval. But taking the establishment out of the picture will allow for far more enriching interfaces between Jews worldwide.
An Israeli rabbi by the name of Yuval Cherlow went out of the ghetto for a moment. He went to the United States, met the Jews of America and was amazed at the gaping abyss between Israeli and American Jewry. On returning home, he told his students of his experiences, only to get a splash of cold water in the face from his fellow rabbis. Once the ice water hit him, he issued such sweeping denials that...
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