STAMFORD, Conn. (Dec. 1)
U.S. Orthodox Jewry is now able to provide “alternative leadership” to American Jewry in lieu of those leaders who have abandoned Jewish tradition, according to Rabbi Moshe Sherer, president of Agudath Israel of America.
Speaking here last Thursday at the opening of the Orthodox organization’s 64th national convention, Sherer hailed the ascendancy of a new generation of Orthodox Jews committed to the Torah and activism on its behalf.
He criticized what he said was an “unholy alliance” of secular, Conservative and Reform Jewish leaders to change the policies of non-Zionist yeshivoth in Israel by attempting to cut off their Jewish Agency funding raised through the United Jewish Appeal.
Rabbi Berel Wein of Monsey, NY, rapped non-Orthodox leaders and the media, including the Anglo-Jewish press, for portraying Orthodox Jews as fanatical fragmenters of Jewish unity rather than the keepers of tradition.