Another Open Orthodox Rabbi Opens Up to Intermarriage?

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  1. I believe this is great news. Intermarriage is a red line that most people except the most ignorant understand. They will keep pushing the envelope until they lose most of their targeted audience.

  2. As a progressive society it is time that the United States took the final step: recognizing interspecial marriage. Although the New York State Appellate Court recently ruled that chimpanzees cannot be awarded legal person-hood status, this should not deter us from joining the struggle to give animals the same rights as humans. After all it was only recently that the Courts and the Legislatures gave legal recognition to unions that a generation ago would have been condemned as an abomination. See how forward-thinking we have become?

    Apekind be patient! Your time will come!

  3. I challenge your claim that Rabbi Dr. Nathan Lopes Cardozo shlita is a member of any Open Orthodox organization. While you may not agree with his Torah philosophy, it would behoove you to be more respectful of him. On top of everything else, he is a Gair Tzedek.

    Ahavas Yisroel is not limited to persons we agree with.

  4. Frowning hate.

    Hashem sends messages. When the new order of a new ‘branch’ of ‘orthodox’ becomes exactly the hate and toeivah of past hate called jewish “movements” it is the same crime.

    Kosher homes are timed in moon joyful mind. If we ever accept intermarriage, every word of Torah is destroyed.

    Mocking Israel is always one new ‘classy’ idea after another begun to make the very concerned gloom nameless before a judge that blind hate fathoms very angry.

    Moons come. The complaint gets bigger bold mockery and hate. The anyone wanting anything other than Torah is forever abomination and sin.

    Holy is kept. We daven.

    The King only can change whether the toeivah vanishes. It is total hate and orthodox blessing must discuss and trust G-d to vindicate.

    This is a total lie.

  5. Potek and Mlotek versus the Shulchan Oruch. What is really unfair, is that such well educated and progressive clergymen didn’t include a rabbah, or a maharat to form a beit din to formalize their ruling. At the very least, a goy like Shmuli Yanklowitz, himself a product of intermarriage and a poster child of what’s wrong with it, should have been a part of a triumvirate.
    This “posek” needs a counter argument with a raw hide “pasik”.

  6. There are plenty of people out there with opinions like this. The only thing that makes this case complicated is that the rabbi is described as Open Orthodox, whatever that means. The “open” certainly fits, but Orthodox? The paragraphs quoted seem to fit very nicely into Conservative ideology.

    • Isn’t open orthodoxy just reform ideals with a mechitza? Confused a bit but if they do not have the mechitza, they really are conservative. Every variety of problem for the jews to exist has been tried. This just fit satan’s paradigm.

  7. Is Open Orthodox a new terminology for Reform? One who has such opinions of halachah might very well not be Jewish. Wouldn’t be surprised that “rabbi” Mlotek comes from mixed marriage.

  8. RABBI GORDIMER: I APPRECIATE ALL OF YOUR FINE WORK. I WOULD LIKE TO SUGGEST TO PLEASE STOP USING THE WORD ORTHODOX WHEN DESCRIBING THESE PEOPLE. THAT IS HALF THE PROBLEM.

    IF YOU GIVE THEM ANY LEGITIMACY THEY WILL STAY IN BUSINESS.

  9. Obviously, YCT should stop ordaining rabbis whose names end in -tek.

    Seriously, they should be more selective in their admissions policy. Heterodox in, heterodox out.

  10. We have a long history of examining others such as conservative, reform, open orthodox, and the like, with high power microscopes. Has proven completely non-productive, just the joy of hearing our own voices.

    If instead we expended the time and energy on bettering ourselves, that might be more useful. Let’s try it and find out.

    • We examine Torah. Torah examines the soul.

      If we have congregations and individuals who hate our Torah values, we have a right to step to War. This is not a place in sane thought to obey a King and think his other problem children are well to stand before you or others in their hate of the Law.

      In all, spend all your time thinking of the unorthodox. You will stand before the King and you can tell him you are angry.

      Otherwise, you are lazy and as guilty of not defending Torah values. You will find no rights to grow strong and you will fail.

      Shema.

    • Bettering ourselves while they take innocent people down??? Me thinks not. It is an OBLIGATION to speak out which does not preclude working on ourselves.
      Dont mix apple and oranges.
      When someone DOES,an AVEIRA and we see it, we are OBLIGATED to SPEAK OUT.

  11. More importantly, will the Dolphins be successful this year, or are we headed for another teaser followed by the usual heartbreak? Something to consider, regardless of where the mechitza might be located.

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