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“The legacy rabbinate and top-heavy institutions are not sustainable in the long term”

Religious leaders have no right to complain about intermarriage rates in the US when the religion is being priced out of affordability. And don’t even get me started on the shidduch crisis, although if you look honestly at the problems of matchmaking and failure to find a mate, there too you find that much of the problem also comes back to who has the most money. It’s time to take back our religion, to make it more accessible to Jews of all financial situations.

Those who stand in the way of this progress should be expelled from the community. The legacy rabbinate and top-heavy institutions are not sustainable in the long term. They’ve bankrupted the parents. They are now trying to bankrupt the grandparents. That was never the way this religion was supposed to be.

A Jewish Father, “I can ‘do Jewish’ on just $40,000 a year”, The Times of Israel (11 September 2017) [http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/i-can-do-jewish-for-40000]