Open Orthodoxy and Aish Kodesh Congregations are mostly famous organizations trying to help Jews from all over the world. They form a lot of communities within people who profess Judaism. Though they were disseminated through the whole planet somehow, these Congregations make a lot of their people, following the own rules and creating a special international policy.
Open Orthodoxy was firstly determined in 1997, supporting the Orthodox Judaism (a form of Judaism that lights a Jewish law collective body called halakha, cares about a board concern of Jews around the world and supports women rights in a wider and less restricted mode). It was introduced by Avi Weiss, the American rabbi (modern orthodoxy), the president of the “Coalition of Concerned Jews” (“Amha”) of America, the rabbi of the synagogue Jewish Institute of Riverdale in the Bronx.
Aish Kodesh Congregation or well-known as a “Congregation Holy Fire” first of all is a synagogue in the New York. The neo-hasidic place was found in 1992. During the prayer services, the Congregation inoculates Hasidic elements. It arranges constant events and classes, that is why it was named a “phenomenon” in the Orthodox Judaism community there.
The Congregations like Aish Kodesh and Open Orthodoxy functioning first of all as a security guard of Israeli Social, they serve a security office that defends the interests of jews, but rather than guarding the most important thing about them is teaching. Teaching a young generation is one of the first priorities of these institutions. They do this on a regular basis.
Weinberger (Aish Kodesh) and his Hasidic teachings about Orthodox modern congregation enhance the connection of Jewish observance (including song and dance after services of prays and then in Ukraine and Israel). Also, his lectures and class timetable encompass a wide variety of Hasidic sources, including the Ramchal, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, Baal Shem Tov, Izbica etc.
For example, it is the statement from a famous Yeshivas Aish Kodesh Handbook for pupils: ‘to create a vibrant school environment that is alive with Torah, avodas Hashem (a love of G-d), and a quality, competitive General Studies Program.’ Rabbis and other teachers are to create a spiritual, and personal growth firstly and then an academic one. Schools are very persistent in achieving goals, hence they compose a schedule in accordance with pupils’ talents, making them more individual, though not forgetting about the collective part of talmidim (students) study.
Open Orthodoxy has also become a mark institution of the Jewish community with a vivid purpose of attracting Jews to remain tethered to the Torah world. They struggled to keep it close to the origins while the increasing Neo-Conservatives stream in the 20th century.
Important Open Orthodoxy Movement
This has happened in 2015 when European Rabbis Conference said about significant deviations of the ‘Open Orthodoxy’ movement from Jewish religious grounding, warning that participants of this movement and its alumni will not be recognized by us as rabbis.
That year the same claim was announced by the Agudath Israel of America. It pointed Open Orthodoxy Congregation and its entities as similar to those European dissident movements, that rejected basic Judaism tenets.
Congregations are always struggling for their place under the influences of different political and religious instability, making their direct purposes alive.