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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Yated article reaches intended audience

From The kids are Actually Rabbis:
Founded by Rabbi Avi Weiss from the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale,NY, ( Chovevei is attempting to create a generation of "open Orthodox" rabbis and leaders. Not everyone is: a) accepting of them and their ideas; and b) tolerant of their existence. I provided a link in an earlier post that referenced a recent article about how Chovevei is evil and dangerous. (Yeshivat Chovevei Torah: Is It Orthodox?) This was an article that was referenced over and over again last night as the "kids" [YCT rabbinical students] spoke [at the YCT 4th annual dinner].
Here's some left-wing rhetoric from the same blog post as above:
There was a post I read yesterday, about a religious woman riding an Egged bus to the Kotel for sunrise services. Without a long winded explanation, she refused to move to the back of the bus, (which is where women are supposed to sit apparently, according to a recent halachic ruling) and was beaten severerly by a group of Charedim. She did not go quietly, and attempted to have the perpetrator arrested, and scolded those on the bus for allowing a religious woman on her way to davening to be beaten.

And this is why we need Chovevei. So that our women will not be beaten because they want to daven.
I see this blogger's point of view...we need Yeshivat Chovevei Torah to fight the rampant epidemic of right-wing/Chareidi misogynistic women beaters! This problem is especially virulent in the U.S., where YCT is based and has focused its musmachim. Thank you YCT for working hard to end the violence against our Jewish women.

I think Chovevei Torah needs more advocates like this blogger.

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