In an election that divided the modern Orthodox community, Clinton vs Trump came down to this: Was the fear of an anti-religious, anti-Israel Left more palpable than the fear of the anti-Semitic Right?
Rabbi Asher Lopatin
Rabbi Asher Lopatin is the president of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, the leading modern and open Orthodox rabbinical school in America. For18 years he served as the spiritual leader of Anshe Sholom B'nai Israel Congregation, a modern Orthodox synagogue in Chicago.
I welcome the fierce attacks on Open and Modern Orthodoxy: A passionate, uncompromising conversation between different opinions is the essence of our tradition, when it is tempered with respect.
No one has the authority to write someone out of Orthodoxy.