Listen: Interview Exposes Open Orthodoxy for the Sham that It Is

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Rabbi Asher Lopatin (pictured), president of the controversial Open Orthodox institution Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, was interviewed for the Headlines radio show about YCT and Open Orthodoxy this past Motzoei Shabbos.

The interview, conducted with aplomb by Dovid Lichtenstein, was extremely revealing, exposing everything that is wrong with Open Orthodox institutions, teachings, outlooks, and haskafos.

During the last 10 minutes of the program, Lichtenstein interviewed the talented Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer, who has worked for years, with the help of mediums such as Yated Ne’eman and, to expose the fallacy of Open Orthodoxy and the damage it is wreaking.




  1. Unfortunately the host of the program is a big supporter of Hillary Clinton. He has hosted fundraisers for her in 08 and again earlier this year. I feel that a Hillary presidency is more dangerous than chovev Hatorah.

  2. Why in the world would you post a link to 100% Kefirah?
    The (“foolish”) interviewer lets the Kofer get a way with his nonsense answeres w/o conflicting him.
    can you please proived the names of the rabonim that Matzav consults, if any?

  3. As far as I know, no bochur was ever forced to attend YCT, or listen to a shiur from Rabbis Weiss or Lopatin.

    As far as I know, no one has ever been forced to daven in a shul that is headed by a YCT graduate.

    Accordingly, why publish anti-YCT articles at all, particularly during the 9 Days?

    Who is the Posek of Matzav?

    • a·plomb
      noun: aplomb

      self-confidence or assurance, especially when in a demanding situation.
      “Diana passed the test with aplomb”
      synonyms: poise, self-assurance, self-confidence, calmness, composure, collectedness, levelheadedness, sangfroid, equilibrium, equanimity; informalunflappability
      “the judges were especially impressed by her aplomb”

    • reshayim? you sure you want to label a fellow Jew that way? have you done enough research to decide whether you are correct?

  4. reply to #2
    I’m sure there were those who said the same thing to the chashmonayim. Make no mistake OO is just a modern version of jewish hellinism

  5. I am no fan of yct. However, Matzav does itself no favors by writing in this juvenile manner, with an overdone adjective before anyones name (with whomever the author supports).
    Just report the facts. They speak for themselves.

  6. OO gang are Clinton lackeys. One of these so called rabbis screamed at trump at the aipac speech. He put in a tallis and screamed trump is evil. He was dragged out by security. These oo and YCT loonies are left wingers.

  7. Thank You Matzav for continuing the very important narrative against YCT and Chovevei (Torah?). In response to earlier comment regarding poskim, Dovid Lichtenstein clearly mentions 2 prominent Rabannim that allowed him to do this interview. It’s in the first few minutes of the recording so those who questioned that did not even bother to listen. With that said and even considering what D.L. said that he wants people to judge for themselves and he does not challenge the guest too much, I was a little uncomfortable with the lack of obvious challenges – even though they did in fact speak for themselves. Worth a listen, as it shows the ridiculousness of YCT/OO claims and even the blatant lies and ambivalence to Mesorah.


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