Orthodox Paradox???

We would like to kick off our blog with a series of responses to the recent article in the New York Times Magazine by legal scholar Dr. Noah Feldman, entitled “Orthodox Paradox.” The portrayal of Modern Orthodox Jewry in this article has caused consternation among many members of our community. Before we begin publishing responses from our own writers, and prominent members of the YU and Modern Orthodox communities, here are a few background links:

* The original article can be found here
* Rabbi Shmuely Boteach in the Jerusalem Post
* Gary Rosenblatt in the Jewish Week
* An Editorial from the Jewish Press

Our first response will be from Rabbi Shalom Carmy. At least for now, the article is a Kol Hamevaser exclusive.