In several recent episodes of this podcast, we’ve discussed issues related to what might be called ehrlichkeit as opposed to frumkeit: that is, the fact that ethics and honesty are often ignored at the expense of increased stringency in ritual. To continue that discussion, Scott was honored to speak with Rabbi Joseph Dweck, the Senior Rabbi of the S&P Sephardi Community of the United Kingdom. In this interview they talked about the move towards stringency and its consequences, whether there is a de-emphasis on studying ethics, how Orthodox Jews should interact with the non-Orthodox Jewish community without compromising halachic standards, the proper response to what occurred in Meron, and more.
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