Rabbi David Hartman’s Unorthodox Embrace of Jewish Thought

Rabbi Hartman's critical and experimental Judaism suffused my years at his Jerusalem high school, and his mandate, 'Never let anyone take your place at the table of Judaism,' is a key to finding my place as an Orthodox gay Jew.

Orthodoxy is generally associated with conformity, particularly in the context of religious belief. However, etymologically, the word derives from a...