Or Conservative? Or Reform? For that matter, is G-d Orthodox,
Conservative or Reform? Is He Jew or Gentile? Black or white?
Man or woman? Obviously, all these human distinctions are
completely inapplicable when trying to define the ethereal
and divine. Spirit cannot be quantified with material descriptions.
That is why I do not recognize the legitimacy of Reform Judaism.
Nor, for that matter, do I recognize the legitimacy of Orthodox
Judaism, or Conservative, Ultra Orthodox, Reconstructionist,
Chassidic, Conservadox, Reformadox . . . did I miss anyone?
All these man-made titles are a result of humans being drawn
to the "country club" mentality. We want to be part
of a group. But inherent to this mentality is stereotyping
anyone that does not "belong" to your identifiable
group. How many of us feel uncomfortable or are made
to feel that way in certain "synagogues"
because we dont "fit in?" We don't dress a
certain way, do not belong to the same social circle and economic
scale, and cannot read Hebrew quickly enough.
True unity, true Jewish unity, will only be possible if we
all rise above the petty club mentality and embrace each other,
regardless of education and background, as we should embrace
a brother and sister, recognizing that we are all children
of the same G-d, and each of us has a soul and a unique spiritual
Observance of Torah and Mitzvot does not create, eliminate
or alter your inherent soul. What it does is fan the flames
of your soul and allow it to manifest itself in your life,
permeate your being and express and actualize your innermost
resources. Not unlike any potential talent that remains to
The objective of life is to allow your soul to emerge on
a conscious level and imbue your personality and all your
activities with a higher awareness, sensitivity and refinement.
Once you allow that to happen, youll never want to
be Orthodox again. Just Jewish, like Moses.
for "Was Moses Orthodox Part II?"