Question for Sen. Obama, who niavely answered that as President,he would meet with anyone including the Iranian President.
If you were President in 1937-8-9,1940 would you have met with Hitler?
If no,why is it proper to meet with the Iranians/Syrians?
AFTER ALL.THE IRANIAN PRESIDENT,IS ALREADY AIDING IN THE DEATHS OF AMERICAN SOLDIERS,AND THREATENED OUR EXISTANCE.
If yes, then how about a meeting of the "Big O's"-OSAMA-OBAMA?
A President should only meet with foreign leaders,after proper diplomatic groundwork,in order that the prestige of the Office not be humiliated by a diplomatic failure.
Hillary is right. You are out of your league.
The article in this Sundays NYT magazine section on the law professor who is upset at modern orthodoxy is almost a childish attack because he married a korean girl,and his yeshiva did not stand up and applaud.
A graduate of the Maimonides School in the Boston area,he attended an alumni get- together with his korean girl friend.Subsequently,their picture were cropped from the group.
The tragedy is not the missing pictures.Rather it is what is missing from the story.
How did his parents and family react?
Did she convert? I am sure if she had a halachic conversion,the pictures would be there.
How does he reconcile his upbringing ,with such an act? and didn't he realize the communal reaction to such a rebellious act?
If his wife did not convert,then how does he feel knowing that his children are not Jewish?
Gary Rosenblatt, the left leaning editor of the Jewish Week,in addition to placing blame on the good Professor,seeks to portay this as a crisis for modern orthodoxy and for the concept that you can be a good American and an orthodox Jew at the same time.HIS REASONING-since mixed marriages are accepted by secular society,our rejection of this concept places into question our ability to function within such a society as Torah Jews.
Nonsense! there is no crisis, but a tragic loss of a Jew.The fact that we follow our traditions and reject inter-marriage makes me no less a good American, than if I reject same sex marriage(accepted by many in secular -or even Reform/Conservative circles) even between two Jews,or a female clergy.
That is the beauty of America,and of Torah UMaddah.I follow the halacha,and the Costitution of this great country-no contradictions!
The fact that Rosenblatt himself wrote the story,(and not a staff writer),and he placed it on page one, is another example of his feelings toward MODERN ORTHODOXY,which he believes has turned too far to the right.That it has turned I agree, but this is not such an example.