Tuesday, July 21, 2009
One of many faces
So my buddy is telling me about this great Shabbos he had in the Hamptons, rubbing shoulders with all the Hotsy-Totsy Fancy-Shmancy people. Then he tells me about the shul there; that it's the greatest Shul in America, That he wants to go live there, just for the shul, yadda, yadda. That got me wondering; why is he so excited about a shul when he has so many shuls in his own neighborhood, and travels around to so many other places. מה ראה ביכ"נ זו that he loves it so much? So I poked around online and found a picture online of the Hallowed halls of the Hamptons Shul. And then it all became very clear to me. He had never sat so close to his wife before! Even in some of the more Modern shuls he had to crane his neck and either turn around and/or look up to see her. Here it was so easy, not even a glass partition to keep them apart. And best of all, it was all Orthodox, no guilty feelings to deal with after davenen. Don't get me wrong, I'm not here to condemn any shul or anybody's choice of shul, it was cute to me to see the laws of Eruvin applied to Mechitzah,, where poles stuck in the ground counts as walls, despite the reasoning for a Mechitzah, being pretty simple... The shul is under the leadership of Rabbi Marc Schneier.
One of the many faces of Orthodoxy...