Tuesday, December 25, 2007

YCT, Open Orthodoxy, and my husband and me

Here's an interesting article about Yeshivat Chovevei Torah.

A conversation between my husband and me, after we both read this article a couple of Shabbatot (Sabbaths) ago:

Hubster: "Do you think Open Orthodoxy is for us?"

Me: "Not unless you're willing to give up eating non-kosher meat outside the "house" and I'm willing to sit behind a mechitza."

That shut us both up real fast.

On the other hand . . .


Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

part of the idea of open orthodoxy is that and "open" orthodox institution is meant to be welcoming to everyone. but that doesn't really help if you don't feel comfortable in the davening set-up

Tue Dec 25, 04:31:00 PM 2007  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Steg, I think I might feel reasonably comfortable in a partnership minyan, but they're not necessarily easy to find. There's none within walking distance of us. Sigh. When it comes to davvening, nothing that I'm interested in is within walking distance. :(

For those who are interested, here's a list [possibly incomplete] of partnership minyamin the the U.S., Australia, Canada, and Israel.

Tue Dec 25, 07:46:00 PM 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this post Shira. I never heard of Open Orthodoxy before or YCT.


Wed Dec 26, 12:12:00 PM 2007  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

You're welcome, WBM.

Did I happen to mention that Steg is a YCT student?

Wed Dec 26, 01:04:00 PM 2007  

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