An exercise in "Loshon Hora Free" blogging.
only question is what took them this long. Did something happen recently that was the last straw?Any way Eytan Kobre has been doing the grunt work on this, very capably IMO, for years.
...and Avrohom Gorimer, over at cross-currents.com
The last straw was a recent joint event with a Reform group at which their leaders extolled the importance of accepting intermarried Jews into the community and not judging them harshly.
How long ago? Link?
“There was no precipitating event. This has been mulled by the Moetzes for many months,” Shafran wrote. “I suspect they held off as long as they could in good conscience, in the hope that the new movement might backtrack on some of its positions and statements but finally decided that that simply was not happening.”