Thursday, July 14, 2011
What should you call someone who acts like an orthodox Jew but rejects some or all of the beliefs of orthodox Judaism?
He could be called a hypocrite, fake or impostor. These words however are very general and have nothing specifically to do with religion. These people like to call themselves "orthoprax", however I feel that this seems to emphasize the positive excessively - practicing Orthodox Judaism, at least publicly.
I would like to use the word "phonydox", short for "phony Orthodox Jew". I believe that rooting out the phonydox and expelling them from our homes, schools and synagogues should be an urgent priority.
Posted by jewish philosopher at 3:59 PM