Just Plain Jew

The author of the Tomer Devorah blog, after detailing the latest outrage from the Shalom Hartman Institute, says:

This is why I call myself a Torah Jew and not an Orthodox Jew. So-called “Open-Orthodoxy” has made the term meaningless. And I hate to say it, but as soon as there became a “Modern Orthodoxy”, it was only a matter of time.

Nomenclature is not Halacha, so anyone can do what they please. But this is why I myself usually prefer the un-hyphenated “Jew” alone. The “Torah Jew” title, too, has been vacated by a long train of abuses.

It’s time to bring back an arcaic religion known as “Judaism”!

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