International Rabbinic Fellowship Launches Blog
The International Rabbinic Fellowship (IRF) recently launched their new official blog, “Engaging Orthodoxy”.* According to the “About” page, the blog “will serve as a forum for its members’ articles, reflections and Divrey Torah“, with the hope that readers “will find it spiritually inspirational and intellectually provoking.”
Some of the writers who will write for “Engaging Orthodoxy” have written previously for “Morethodoxy: Exploring the Breadth, Depth and Passion of Orthodox Judaism”, which began nearly six years ago. Indeed, it was announced that “Morethodoxy as a blog will cease posting new articles” and its “writers will be sharing their thoughts and words of Torah along with those of many other authors” at “Engaging Orthodoxy”.
This move was made, according to Rabbi Hyim Shafner, since they “decided it would be good to have a new start to include the whole IRF” in contributing content in this manner. Moreover, the IRF “saw a need for a venue for writing by IRF members.”
It’s not clear what the frequency of posts will be to “Engaging Orthodoxy”, although two pieces have been posted thus far.
The IRF is a group of Orthodox rabbis, clergy and spiritual leaders who come together for serious study of Torah and Halacha, for open and respectful discussion, and to advocate policies and implement actions on behalf of world Jewry and humankind.
* Self-disclosure: I am a member of the IRF.