Rabbi Silverman acts on the German motto: “The best defense is attack”. It has pleased him to speak of my peculiar logic but in his answer to my letter he has skillfully avoided reference to my points. Does Rabbi Silverman actually think that nothing but the cap at the marriage ceremony distinguishes the orthodox rabbi from his reformed colleague? (although the removal of the cap in itself is a definite breach of tradition). Does Rabbi Silverman not know that the four pillars of Judaism: Kashruth, Hinuch, Shabbat and Tahara, (the Dietary Laws, Jewish training, the Sabbath and the Jewish Laws of family purity) have been abrogated or reduced to an absurd minimum by reformed rabbis?
Rabbi Silverman has now, instead of deciding, asked the question of Jewish Law and that indicates a change of attitude which is to be welcomed.
I gladly refer him to the codes of Jewish Law in which he will find an answer to his question.
(RABBI) LEO JUNG.