Thursday, August 02, 2007

R' Norman Lamm responds to Feldman

OK, so I’m probably one of the only people unimpressed with Noah Feldman’s self-serving navel gazing and castigation of Modern Orthodoxy for taking umbrage at his intermarriage and rejection of faith (“I reject your value system and way of life but please don’t be offended or reject me” sums up in a sentence what Feldman took 5 pages to say), but the response of Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm in this article in the Forward is worth taking a look at.


  1. Bill Selliger3:48 PM

    Still going strong. Long live Norman Lamm.

  2. Anonymous7:23 PM

    wat is up with Dr lamm's stating that we save non jewish lives because it d oesnt fit into our understanding of morals and our morals system

    halacha doesnt change to fit our moral system
    our moral system changes to fit halacha
    to fit hashem's moral system

    yes practically we save all lives but not because we changed a rule that we think isnt really moral

  3. Tal Benschar10:34 PM

    Yes, while the overall article was well-articulated, I found the part about certain "precedents" being "morally objectionable" to be highly grating and objectionable.

    I think this response -- by a non-ORthodox Rabbi no less -- is sharper and more to the point:

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  5. Why is there some assumption that Feldman was being honest?

  6. Dovid9:15 AM

    Don Lchaf Zcus

  7. His track record should have ruled out dan l'chaf zechus.

  8. Anonymous4:56 PM

    harebbe feldman melech hamakom.