Friday, November 11, 2005

The Cultural Divide

Joe Schick has two insightful posts about the cultural divide between left-wing Haredim and right-wing Modern Orthodox Jews. It is largely based on from where they are coming and the attitudes they have internalized and with which they are familiar. Living in both circles, I greatly appreciated his observations. The divide is not that huge, but it is something that I see emerging every once in a while with my friends.

Links: I, II

Note that because he used the Slifkin Affair as an example, the comments there have devolved into yet another debate on the subject. Don't let that distract you from the cultural observations.

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