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UTJ’s Rabbi Noah Gradofsky participate in a blogcast about Mesorah (tradition) organized by JOFA. The full blogcast can be read here.
Click here for Steve Gotlib’s JOFA Blog article”Between Text and Culture: A Definition Of Mesorah” by Steve Gotlib which discusses the blogcast.
Rabbi Gradofsky wrote that he firmly believed that written legal texts should take precedence over the accepted practices of a community. Rabbi Gradofsky stated in no uncertain terms that “I think it important to always check those attitudes and practices against our texts since, as a general rule, I think texts are a more reliable guide to understanding Torah and halakha and ultimately, God’s will.”