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"The prohibition of a man listening to the singing voice of a woman is clearly spelled out in the Shulchan Aruch"
Wow, for someone from the haredi frum community to accuse Yeshivat Marahat of kol hamosif goraya - that's rich.
This whole letter takes a halachically complex issue and reduces it to soundbytes. The same paragraph more or less prohibits any interaction between men and women in public. And, newsflash, in Modern Orthodoxy, at least, nobody seemed to have a big problem with women singing in public until fairly recently.
The irony is that it's people like Mordechai Bulua who are kol hamosif goraya, not Yeshivat Marahat. The prohibition in the Gemara was interpreted by many to be a prohibition on listening to women while saying the Shema or davening, not a blanket prohibition on listening to women speak or sing, as it has become in some the haredi community.
Bulua is on a crusade of Motzei Shem Rah against Yeshivats Chovevei and Marahat; http://www.bill613.com/opinion/opinion-shaar-hashomayim-congregation/
1 year, 7 months ago on Letters To The Editor
@YoriYanover @hophmi I think you misunderstand my critique. Whether you consider her Jewish or not has little to do with her ability to reflect Jewish values. You assert that because she's not halachically Jewish, nothing she does can be deemed "Jewish" in any way. You make Jewishness nothing more than bloodlines.
1 year, 8 months ago on It’s Official: You Can Be a Non-Jewish Rabbi
"But we should remain
steadfast in not calling any of these people and the nice things they do
“Jewish” in any way at all. We’re already not permitted to set foot
inside their houses of worship. We should probably stop calling their
religious teachers “Rabbi” – perhaps “Reform Rabbi” will do."
Continue to be as stupid and hypocritical as you want to be. It's perfectly reasonable to criticize the idea of patrilineal descent. To adopt the divisive attitude that nothing she does should be called "Jewish" is condescending. There are many so-called Orthodox Jews who should be in that category as well. And many of them are rabbis.
Dershowitz is a neocon? Oh yeah, I forgot. Over here, Jew + pro-Israel (forget that he's for ending the occupation and has nothing in common with the neocons) = neocon. Good example of the antisemitic way in which the term is used.
1 year, 10 months ago on Access denied | The Cable