Tag Archives: modern orthodox

Hot Day In Pico-Robertson, Don’t Expect Orthodox Jews To Show Much Skin

I remember a friend of mine moved from a university in Australia to one in California. And he went to work in dress shorts and received an unexpectedly large amount of derision. Dress shorts aren’t acceptable in the U.S. Dress … Continue reading

Posted in Weather | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Hot Day In Pico-Robertson, Don’t Expect Orthodox Jews To Show Much Skin

Getting My Frum On At The Robertson Branch Of The LA Public Library

I rarely set foot in the Robertson branch of the LAPL without running into Orthodox Jews I know from shul. Every year, this branch becomes more and more Orthodox. It is the only branch open on Sundays. Pico-Robertson keeps getting … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Getting My Frum On At The Robertson Branch Of The LA Public Library

Seeking Good Conversation

An Orthodox rabbi calls me Sunday afternoon. “I’m watching Analyze This on channel 5. I met somebody last night who’s a gay ex-Mormon. Very nice guy. He really liked me a lot. He’s going to UCLA and is studying to … Continue reading

Posted in Rabbis | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Seeking Good Conversation

Don’t Expect Pico-Robertson Business To Rush Out To Get New ‘Ethics’ Certification

Kosher businesses in Pico-Robertson already have four regular inspectors they have to deal with. I doubt any of them are rushing to sign up for this new program by the community’s Modern Orthodox rabbis. The minimum wage already puts entry … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Don’t Expect Pico-Robertson Business To Rush Out To Get New ‘Ethics’ Certification

‘The Conversion Crisis’

That was the topic of this afternoon lecture at YICC by Professor Daniel Sperber from Bar Ilan. He said the Modern Orthodox had to take back political power in Israel from the chareidim. Good luck. The rigorists win out in … Continue reading

Posted in yicc | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on ‘The Conversion Crisis’