The Battle Over Orthodoxy

By ELLIOT JAGER
May 11, 2016 13:06

A struggle is on between those who wish to minimize the ideological spectrum of Orthodoxy and the modernizers who wish to push the boundaries.




Satmar Hasidim

Satmar Hasidim in the Yetev Lev D’Satmar synagogue in the town of Kiryas Joel, New York. (photo credit:REUTERS)

Postmodernism’s disdain for absolute truths notwithstanding, Orthodoxy is a surprisingly vibrant force in 21st century Judaism. The burning question is how to delineate the boundaries of Orthodox Judaism.

Judaism is tribal, fragmented and heterodox.

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