“Orthodoxy and The Blog” is the title of an article about Cross-Currents, appearing in this week’s edition of the Baltimore Jewish Times. It’s a good article! I do not recall saying that the blog is intended to give “the community a place to vent,” though that may be accurate once in a while. :)
The writer is Joel Shurkin, whom the denizens of soc.culture.jewish and soc.culture.jewish.moderated know as a Conservative idealogue — but a fair one. He and I share a dedication to the Jewish People, a good and growing friendship, and very little agreement on substantive issues. My impression is that he finds that a bit more troubling than I do — but he’s learning that yeshivos train people to argue passionately with their best friends.
One substantive point: the article refers to “men who generally comment and start the conversation.” We continue to search for more writers, and we are equal-opportunity! Suggestions for writers able to help with gender diversity will be accepted at the front desk.