Wednesday, May 20, 2009

On the Term "Torah Umadda"

I have written a letter to Rabbi Natan Slifkin suggesting that he not use the term "Torah umadda" in reference to his own position or "camp." The text (without salutations) can be found at www.rationalistjudaism.com/2009/05/torah-umadda-wrong-term.html.

1 comment:

PMEM said...

I don't understand this post. What is the problem, that people object? Have we become all a little hypersensitive or put differently, do we take ourselves and our religiosity too seriously? Have we all become a little too concerned with what the Haredim will say, as if they are parents whose approval we seek. All the sociological terms for frum groups are vague. What's Haredi? Torah Im Derech Eretz is the least vague because it was defined by one man who wrote prolifically. Even there there's debate. You people have to go to relax.