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A Modern Orthodox Rabbi’s Creed

by Rabbi Avi Weiss (Posted on July 5, 2016)
Topics: Machshava/Jewish Thought, Leadership, Uncategorized

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As a Modern Orthodox Rabbi, I profess an unequivocal commitment to the truth, validity, and eternal applicability of the Halakhic system. No less than my brethren on the Orthodox Right, I believe in Torah Mi-Sinai, the law given by God at Sinai, to which the Jewish people committed itself. Torah Mi-Sinai is a form of heteronomous law, a structure of law that operates independent of any individual, imposing its standards and guidelines…

This was originally posted in Judaism in Fall 1997. Click here to read in its original form.