The Zionist Conspiracy
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Noah Feldman On Orthodoxy
I am finding it difficult to take seriously Noah Feldman's New York Times Magazine article about his feelings toward modern Orthodoxy. For me, it is neither offensive nor thought provoking, but merely one man's rant - albeit a rant couched in a high brow intellectual tone - toward the school he attended.
I suppose that many, if they had a forum such as The New York Times Magazine and were very high achievers like Feldman - and also had years of pent-up anger about being slighted and delegitimatized - would similarly draft a long rant like Feldman's.
Feldman's complaints about being mistreated by modern Orthodoxy follows and are consistent with his unsuccessful efforts on behalf of the town of Tenafly to block Orthodox Jewish residents from erecting an eruv.