Instead, the school reaffirmed its commitment to the Torah, with only indirect public repudiation of Farber and his positions.
Institutions are important to the emergence of Jewish religious movements, particularly those that dictate the parameters of Halakhah and religious change.
In fact, most of the above-listed organizations that drive the so-called “new spirit” actively engage in discussions—to some degree or another—on the revaluations of Jewish law.
The decision ensured that Modern Orthodox Judaism remained within the larger Orthodox camp.
However, at the time of these pivotal decisions, it was not at all apparent whether Conservative Judaism or Modern Orthodoxy would form their own religious movements.
This was not the rightwing Orthodox newspaper’s first investigation into the subject.