To the Editor:
Mr. Steinhardt and the author of this article are speaking two different languages.
Reform and Conservative Sunday schools do not leave students with a even a basic level of Jewish literacy. The Conservative day schools are way below par. How many 15-year-old Solomon Schechter students can study a page of Talmud or even one line of Talmud without assistance? How many of them have studied the Shulchan Aruch? How many of them believe in the absolute truth of the Torah? Very few i’ll bet.
This is what Steinhardt is talking about.