‘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 Judaism. The Chareidim study more Torah, perform more mitzvot, sacrifice more for their religion, and are better organized and more dedicated than the Modern Orthodox.

About Luke Ford

Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist at Avondale College in Australia, Luke Ford moved to California in 1977. He graduated from Placer High School in 1984, reported the news at KAHI/KHYL radio for three years, attended Sierra College and UCLA, was largely bedridden by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for six years, and converted to Judaism in 1993. From 1997-2007, Luke made his living from blogging. Living by Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com), he now teaches the Alexander Technique (moving the way the body likes to move). Lessons cost $100 each and last about 45 minutes. In 2011, Luke completed a three-year teaching course at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles. His personal Alexander Technique website is Alexander90210.com. Luke is the author of five books, including: » The Producers: Profiles in Frustration » Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism
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