Modern Orthodox Jews are traditional in their reliance upon the wisdom of the past and their view of

Modern Orthodox Jews are traditional in their reliance upon the wisdom of the past and their view of

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Unformatted text preview: Modern Orthodox Jews are traditional in their reliance upon the wisdom of the past and their view of tradition as an anchor, or foundation, in their lives. But because they believe in the benefits to be had from interacting with the modern world, they remain attached to modern society. Samuel Heilman, a prominent Modern Orthodox Jew, commented on this dual commitment in Natalie Gittelson's "American Jews Rediscover Orthodoxy," The New York Times Magazine , September 30, 1984: I live in two worlds. I have thought at times of abandoning one of these worlds in favor of the other. But I realize that for me there can be no such flight. Each world has become more attractive by the possibility of life in the other. So, like many Orthodox Jews . . . I have tried wherever possible to remove the boundaries between the two worlds and find a way to make myself a whole person.remove the boundaries between the two worlds and find a way to make myself a whole person....
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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