News from Open Orthodoxy February 22, 2013  10:08 am has learned exclusively that an “Open Orthodox” institution has paskened that women should not listen to Parshas Zachor. The מהר״ת said that people should never think that there is a חיוב or even any reason at all to listen to a male (זכר).

In other news, the Open Orthodox institution took their ספרי תורה to the סופרת to be corrected. They found a פסול by פרשת קרח. The מהר״ת pulled out her Maxwell House הגדה and showed that it should be spelled כורך.

The סופרת also changed the מגילה to say, “להיות כל איש משרת בביתה.”

Stay tuned for other breaking developments.

{ Newscenter}

32 Responses to News from Open Orthodoxy

1 .Comment from Kofercuzofpeoplelikeyou

February 22, 2013 at 10:17 am
Hillarious You might not agree with them but that does not give you the right to tear them down for a joke.

2 .Comment from got it

February 22, 2013 at 10:18 am
very nice-- the "frum" world making fun of the modern world. just what purim is all about.

3 .Comment from ayoldguy

February 22, 2013 at 10:21 am
Umm, this is a little disingenuous, even for Purim

4 .Comment from anonymous

February 22, 2013 at 10:28 am
Is this supposed to be funny? I fail to see the humor. Purim shpiels are supposed to be funny.

5 .Comment from torahis1

February 22, 2013 at 10:35 am
pure sinas chinam. plain and simple. get a life matzav

6 .Comment from anon

February 22, 2013 at 10:54 am
This is not the "frum" world making fun of the modern world. Open Orthodoxy has distanced themselves from the frum world by their actions.

7 .Comment from Naftali

February 22, 2013 at 10:55 am
inapproprite and degrading

8 .Comment from JA

February 22, 2013 at 10:58 am
Why is this funny?

9 .Comment from Kevin

February 22, 2013 at 10:59 am
Very Shvach they could have spoofed this one much better.Ex. Open Orthodoxy supports attendance at the Mishteh HaMelech Achashveirosh - unlike the backwards Mordechai HaTzadik we at Open Orthodoxy feel that attending the Mishteh HaMelech will usher in a new era of good feelings . Of course a Open Orthodoxy press release after the Mishteh denouncing Vashti`s killing and a call for increased women rights For all the cry babies please see Rambam Aivel 1:10

10 .Comment from Upset

February 22, 2013 at 11:00 am
Please do not make fun of over Jews where they will probably not find it funny.

11 .Comment from skdoula

February 22, 2013 at 11:01 am
loshon hora even for Purim & no I definitely do not hold from yct....

12 .Comment from midwesterner

February 22, 2013 at 11:09 am
Lietzanusa D'avoda Zara includes dei'os kozvos.

13 .Comment from Brooklyn Guy

February 22, 2013 at 12:36 pm It would appear she holds like Chinuch, Avnei Nezer, Chazon Ish, The Griz M’Brisk, Divrei Chaim, Arugos Habosem

14 .Comment from anon

February 22, 2013 at 12:56 pm
Ditto to #13.

15 .Comment from Rabbi Amei Horowitiz

February 22, 2013 at 2:05 pm
This is based on a total misunderstanding of the woman's obligation to hear Parashas Zachor. The correct women's reading is Isha ki sazria v'yoldah zachar. I hope this is helpful.

16 .Comment from Kofercuzofpeoplelikeyou

February 22, 2013 at 2:05 pm
Keep poking fun Matzav...see how far it gets you

17 .Comment from rescue

February 22, 2013 at 2:51 pm
# 13, please don't let halacha get in way of sinas chinam.

18 .Comment from a bochur

February 22, 2013 at 3:18 pm
Please remember that the Gemarah in Yoma 9b says that sinas chinam destroyed the Second Beis Hamikdash. We should be fighting the insidious nature of so-call Open orthodoxy, but not like this. HaShem expects better of Us!

19 .Comment from cohen

February 23, 2013 at 8:55 pm
lWhether the attempt at humor was a success,the purpose is laudatory. ( The dear Chofetz Chaim would have been a 'hater' by some of these bloggers,for having wished to kill the jewish communists)

20 .Comment from Joe

February 23, 2013 at 8:55 pm
While I will not offer my own opinion do you know hilchos loshon hora well enough to claim that this is loshon hora and is there really sinas chinom involved to those who are sickened/saddened by those who distort torah hashkofo etc because they have sadly been corrupted by secular ideologies may hashem help all of us view andreact to life thru the lens of proper torah attitudes

21 .Comment from DerNister

February 23, 2013 at 9:29 pm
THIS JUST IN: A large grou has recently patented that it isn't tznius for the Megilllah to be named after a woman. From now on, it is to be called Megillas Mordechai.

22 .Comment from sammy

February 23, 2013 at 9:41 pm
reb moshe says women do not need to hear it

23 .Comment from sammy

February 23, 2013 at 9:42 pm
no such orgoanazition

24 .Comment from Sheldon

February 23, 2013 at 9:47 pm
Once again you have found a new low. Even for yourselves that is impressive. This is just shows how immature and infantile you are. It shows that you are not emes.

25 .Comment from Charlie Hall

February 23, 2013 at 10:48 pm
I didn't know that the issur of motzi shem ra was suspended for Purim.

26 .Comment from Anonymous

February 23, 2013 at 11:57 pm
I think this is funny. These women have distanced themselves completely from Torah and have made a mockery of it. It's part of the today's radical women's movements. Has nothing to do with Torah true Judaism. Just as the orthodox world has distanced itself from the reform movement, so they must distance themselves from these radicals also. This is not loshon hara.

27 .Comment from cohen

February 24, 2013 at 7:33 am
To all hypocrites here: You are all well aware of the put downs and deragatory humor for erliche yidden on dozens of websites,and I have never once seen any complaints

28 .Comment from Distressed...

February 24, 2013 at 9:59 am
Very immature and in poor taste

29 .Comment from mutti

February 24, 2013 at 8:13 pm
i'm all for a good joke but this just isn't funny

30 .Comment from SUCH AND SUCH

February 24, 2013 at 9:53 pm
I really enjoyed this one matzav. Keep up the good work. No one is making fun of anyone personally. Matzav is simply poking fun at an anti Torah organization.

31 .Comment from Not controversial

February 24, 2013 at 10:01 pm
Sorry to the "can't we all just get along" crowd. Open Orthodoxy beliefs deserve to be mocked, just as Reform and Conservative and Jews for J. No halachic problem at all.

32 .Comment from Anonymous

February 27, 2013 at 2:56 pm
Agree with #26, Anonymous and #31, Not controversial. What is wrong with the other commenters not knowing and understanding what is blasphemous/heretical. This "open orthodoxy" is blasphemous and no different than the reform and reconstructionist movements and the JforJ messianic movement. This is not considered loshon horah, in any way - in fact, should be considered a mitzvah!


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