Tag: torah

How do you kiss the torah?

Someone once told me that they saw a woman making out with a Torah and I said that it obviously wasn’t an orthodox shul because in orthodox shuls the women usually don’t get close enough to the Torah to achieve…

Permission to Deny: Part 1

I’ve re-read Lawrence Kelemen’s Permission to Believe this past week and found it just as unsatisfactory as I did when I read it the first time. For those who are unfamliar with the text, I would suggest reading it —…

iPad Torah has sofrim worried

Sofrim in Monsey are scrambling for new clients quickly before the new iPad Torah becomes too popular. The iPad Torah app is predicted to reduce the need for new sifrei torah. We have just learned that Rustybrick, a tech company…

You know you’re modern orthodox if

Most people in the heimishe, yeshivish, black hat or Chassidish world don’t really know much of modern orthodoxy, many of them lump all modern orthodox people together, my friends wife thinks modern orthodox people celebrate Christmas, my cousins think they…