Ruminations on Life, Orthodoxy, Israel and Academia
(i posted this to the hebrew site as well.)yep, if i understand you correctly. dat in israel is extremely polarized and is often culturally all-inclusive. this is a big problem for me personally and (one reason) why i have not made permanent aliya. with all its problems, i find it easier to be the kind of jew i want to be in america. the kind of philosophically modern orthodox (not the behaviorally m.o., which i believe blau is talking about) the absence of which you regularly lament, is a yekar hametzius here. it is growing out of fashion in the u.s. too, but it is still around.it makes me wonder if perhaps the isolationists are right: it is too difficult societally to be both open and adoptive of modernity without compromising halakha etc.
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