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Friday, March 29, 2013
My Sins Are Better Than Your Sins
Over Passover, I had a friend come for a meal who I like very much, but don’t get to see so often.
As we were catching up about our learning, families and lives, he told me that he hadn’t had an alyiah to the Torah in a couple years. I was a little surprised, because he normally davens at a mid sized shul and surely he would have been in the rotation several times over. I know that he’s a regular minyan goer, so I asked why. He told me that the shul he davens at his a policy about not giving an alyiah to someone who is married to a non-Jew.
Where do we draw the line about whose in the club and whose somehow outside?
Is it Shabbas observance?