Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Sagal case [re a conversion the validity of which was questioned]: the Chief Rabbi’s Statement

See Paul Shaviv’s Friday, July 8, 2005 post, “Sagal case: the Chief Rabbi's Statement,” at http://bloghd.blogspot.com/. I’ll let the gentleman speak for himself—but I strongly advise you to read the comments.


Blogger Unknown said...

I had a little issue with the commenter that said Reform openly say they don't follow halacha because that certainly isn't my experience. Reform do broaden the interpretation and sources of commentary and re-interpret halacha according to the times and THAT they openly admit to, but according to my experience and what the URJ website espouses, that we do not follow halacha is not true.

Wed Jul 13, 05:55:00 PM 2005  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Thanks for the clarification. I, too, was under the impression that Reform don't follow halacha. Maybe I misunderstood the manner in which the Reform interpret.

Wed Jul 13, 10:44:00 PM 2005  
Blogger Soferet said...

Halakhah is meant to be an organic way, thus its name. It's so sad when committed Jews are allowed to fall though the cracks.

Fri Jul 15, 12:34:00 AM 2005  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

I just wish that this whole situation could have been worked out quietly, rather than getting full-court press coverage. This poor kid is going to be labeled a "goy" (you should pardon the expression--it's, perhaps, not the nicest term for a non-Jew, though not the worst) for the rest of his life, no matter what he does about converting.

Fri Jul 15, 09:11:00 AM 2005  

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