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Iggros Moshe A to Z: D is for Denominations

by Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on December 18, 2018)

Episode 14

Rabbi Linzer looks at teshuvot about interacting with Conservative and Reform institutions. Can you take a job teaching at a Conservative school? What about renting space for a minyan in a non-Orthodox shul? Lastly, can I get married in a non-Orthodox shul?

To learn along with Rabbi Linzer please follow the links below to teshuvot covered in this episode:

Iggros Moshe YD 1-139 Teaching in a Conservative School

Iggros Moshe YD 2-106,107 Teaching in Conservative Institutions

Iggros Moshe OH 3-25 Renting a Prayer Space in a Reform Temple

Iggros Moshe EH 2-17 Marriage at a Conservative Synagogue

Episode 13

Rabbi Linzer tackles a host of teshuvot about Conservative and Reform marriages and conversions. Rav Moshe often invalidated these to solve agunah problems, but on what basis?

To learn along with Rabbi Linzer please follow the links below to teshuvot covered in this episode:

Iggros Moshe EH 3-3 Conversion of a Reform Rabbi

Iggros Moshe EH 4-13 Marriage officiated by a Conservative Rabbi

Iggros Moshe EH 2-17 Marriage at a Conservative Synagogue

Iggros Moshe YD 1-160 Improper Conversion and Burial in Jewish Cemetery

Episode 12

Rabbi Linzer looks at Rav Moshe’s harshest teshuvot about Conservative and Reform Rabbis, where Rav Moshe suggests that brachot from these rabbis are not considered brachot, and that it is inappropriate to give them any kibbudim.

To learn along with Rabbi Linzer please follow the links below to teshuvot covered in this episode:

Iggros Moshe OH 2-50 Answering a Bracha of an Apikores

Iggros Moshe OH 3-12 Giving an Aliyah to an Apikores

Iggros Moshe OH 3-21 Giving a Heretic Honors in Shul