I plan to write about this, but for now, I’d just like to provide some links about this issue. If you haven’t heard about it yet, here’s the summary. Dr. Noah Feldman, a law professor at Harvard University, wrote at length in the New York Times Magazine from this past Sunday, about his experiences at the Modern Orthodox Maimonides School in Brookline, which he attended for twelve years. Dr. Feldman has since married a non-Jewish woman and has two children. Entitled “Orthodox Paradox”, the article explores the contradictions and challenges of living at the crossroads of modernity and tradition, as written by someone who still seems himself at that crossroads.
Shmuly Boteach, who had a close relationship with Dr. Feldman during the latter’s two years at Oxford University, responded thoughtfully.
A response from R. Ozer Glickman, a Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshiva University affiliate the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, is available on request. Send email to rejewvenator[at]gmail.com
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