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Author:  Anonymous
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Date:  6/23/2004 1:12:00 PM
Subject:  Heresy
Message:  Are you familiar with the inroads being made by some "heterodox" modern orthodox rabbis and institutions who emphasize halachic observance but fall short of commiting to the basics of emunah?

For example, the Chovevei Torah Yeshiva headed by Avi Weiss and Dov Linzer teaches halacha b'iyun but conveys a philosophy that questions the 13 principles of faith. They consider Marc Shapiro's book - in which he garners evidence for the corporeality of G-d and the non-Mosaic authorship of Torah, among other things - to be the new "bible" of modern orthodox theology.

Is it OK to be associated and/or otherwise involved with such an institution or with the people supporting it?
   
Reply:  I don't know about any of this stuff. I like simple Emunah.
I never heard of this Yeshiva, and if they don't have the right beliefs, then keep away. If they do have the right beliefs, then stick to them.
AA

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