Open Orthodoxy is once again ignoring acceptable boundaries of Torah discussion and making a mockery of the long accepted traditions of our mesorah, this time calling into question the character of one of the tzaddikim honored by the Torah itself!!
Ohev Sholom, an Open Orthodox shul, is hosting its inaugural Friday night dinner this week, a program established to “enhance (the) communal Friday night experience.”
According to their advertisement, the dinner will involve delicious food, joyous singing, and…. a special mock trial of Pinchas in ‘honor’ of the parsha.”
The registration for the dinner, which has a special box to be checked off by vegetarians, promises a lively court case presented by Rachel Weintraub as Prosecuting Attorney and
Micah Salb as Defense Attorney.
The decision? That’s to be decided by a jury consisting of the children of the Ohev synagogue. Chinuch, indeed.