Mom, the Rabbi Said No!

By J. David Bleich

Eugene Borowitz, November 25, 1977

The author responds to an article from volume 7, number 140 of Sh'ma, by Allen Maller, which the author feels is too accepting of interfaith couples cohabiting (as an alternative to actual intermarriage). A lesser sin is still a sin, the author insists, and rabbis must stand up for religious standards. Rabbis may be sympathetic, the author argues, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't also have the courage to say no when it is appropriate.

Topic: Halakha, Intermarriage, Jewish Law, Rabbinic Counseling, Religion, Assimilation

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Borowitz, Eugene B.

Volume/Issue: Vol.8/no.142

Page Number(s): 15-16

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Bleich, J. David. Mom, the Rabbi Said No!. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Eugene Borowitz. 25 November 1977: 15-16. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8914


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