Rabbi Dr. Ben Elton

Rabbi Dr. Ben Elton is Director of Education at Lincoln Square Synagogue and a student at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah.

Shavuot Puts the Meaning Into Mitzvah

June 2, 2014, by

This article originally appeared at thejc.com. The latest stir in America’s modern Orthodox community has come from an article by Jay Lefkowitz in Commentary, called “The Rise of Social Orthodoxy.” Lefkowitz considers himself to be social Orthodox, which means that he largely observes halachah, but not because he (necessarily) believes that God commanded him. For