August 3, 2004

by Reb Yudel
Discussing Hirhurim Discussions

As I noted above, R' Schachter's supporters seem to have a hard time defending him. They miss the point of argumentation, they indulge in ad hominem invective, they retreat behind claims of "confusion," and at least some of them tend to close down the discussions once too many critical questions are left hanging, unresolved, in the air.

I had thought that the halmark of a "modern" Orthodoxy is the ability to entertain and respond to questions. Am I wrong? Or is something else at play?

My comments section awaits your insights.