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I actually prefer to ponder what source of light is bestest in the erev: Chukas HaGoy light(i.e. electric) or freilichen light (i.e. candlelight)?
Addressing the topic directly, I would go as far as to day that Modern Orthodoxy really does not need to be ‘redeemed’ at all. In fact, I believe that without MO, less Jews would be engaged with Yiddishkeit and Judaism as a collective religion would be less accessible and vibrant to the idle Jew. I view Modern Orthodoxy as the real success story of 21st Century Judaism with active MO communities shining the Jewish light by making otherwise mundane and tamei social media and internet sites glorified, thus making the Jewish nation as a whole stronger and viewed in an increased positive light.
I would say that the only potential flaw with MO is the consequence of a non-cohesive MO community where communal leaders practicing Modern Orthodoxy inconsistently act as a destructive example to community members, as shown by the materialisation of the Partnership Minyan, for example, thereby leading a false Jewish life and in some cases braking Halacha.
However, this can be avoided and it is the responsibility of proud MO Jews to wave the flag properly and live a true life ‘Torah Im Derech Eretz’.
But Health – is it perhaps possible to be a ‘Religious Zionist’?
Mario is a good plumer.
This is the same woman that has labelled the Stamford Hill women driving ban as ‘unacceptable’!chutzpah.
Just to update all the Chevra…
We have actually officially moved to Leeds 3 weeks ago following an amazing opportunity for me and the Mishpocha. I have to tell you all…its fantastic here. The week we moved to Leeds,it turned out we had been the forth frum young family to move to the Kehillah that week! We were stunned! Now, 3 weeks into our new lives in England, I can firmly say how delighted I ammove have moved here. I already have an inspirational chevruta who is also studying in the new, exciting Leeds Kollel, started attending the community’s Mishmar session on a Thursday loiloh at one of the Leeds shuls and the Mishpocha have been invited to join one of the Rebbonim of one of the Leeds Shuls for Friday night dinner tonight!
What I’ve found particularly interesting here in Leeds is the fascinating mix of Yehudim. Whilst there is the less religious side of the neighbourhood (like you get everywhere else), there is an ever-growing population of both Yeshivish and Religious zionist families coming to the city.
So we couldn’t be happier!
Thanks for all your support and advice and may we all come together in the coming of Moshiach! Omayn.
The Shmaltzer Rebbe once said that going on the Internet is the Soton’s lentil soup… its peshitoh nooo?
Open up a Gemara – question answered
Thanks ever so much for all your fantastic help!See, my wife has just placed a bid on a boyis in a city called Leeds – anyone know anything about the Kehillah there? Our second choice appears to be Gateshead