Monday, January 22, 2007

Online Orthodoxy


Here is the “Jew it Yourself” ideal! Take out the personal touch of religion leaving on the beauty of the text and the technology.

This is very interesting. We have a group of orthodox rabbis receiving full frum rabbinic ordination via the internet…

There are so many interesting questions for this one. Do these virtual rabbis engage in chavruta 2.0 or 2.1? Does their study have to stop for Shabbat in their classroom in Israel or in Germany? Did the time change really mess up the ways they learned from each other’s holiday and family custom? What does Maimonides say about online chat? Is there a kosher for Passover text twist that was played when a student had to listen to an extremely boring lecture?

Welcome to the 21st century orthodoxy.

In the News: www.RabbiOnline.jew

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