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  • Reply to: Rabbi Freundel: A Watergate Of Our Own   16 hours 31 min ago

    Well said, Erica. A colleague and I wrote an article with similar sentiments several years ago (link below). Perhaps it would also be a good idea to suggest to the RCA, YU, and other national Orthodox rabbinic and educational institutions to plan a Yom Iyun on the Biblical call to love the ger, not oppress the ger - and what those require in practical terms today. Thanks for your good work, and here's the link http://www.jewishideas.org/articles/authority-or-authoritarianism-dynamics-power-contem

  • Reply to: Rabbi Freundel: A Watergate Of Our Own   18 hours 17 min ago

    Erica Brown writes: "Rabbi Barry Freundel, who was arrested for voyeurism this past week, is an articulate scholar with a reputation as a forceful leader who put down other rabbis and congregations and could be fierce about institutions and practices he did not like." She does not elaborate on the "put-downs" and the alleged fierceness, the quoted sentence seems out of place.

  • Reply to: Rabbi Freundel: A Watergate Of Our Own   18 hours 45 min ago

    my heart goes to the man's family.

  • Reply to: Hate Speech Has No Place in a Synagogue   21 hours 22 min ago

    Dear Rabbi Michael White and Rabbi Jerome Davidson,
    As a muslim American I have nothing but the utmost respect for both of you, you both are truly heroes not just to the communities in your area, but communities around the world who strive for peace. You are an archetype for social justice and equality, you clearly represent the amazing qualities of Judaism. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for this letter. I took the time out of my medical school studies to write you this comment because you have truly touched my heart.
    -Ahmed

  • Reply to: Rabbi Freundel: A Watergate Of Our Own   21 hours 26 min ago

    Well, this one was uncalled for.