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Is Aish Orthodox?

I enjoy reading and I am wondering what stream of Judaism do you subscribe to?

The Aish Rabbi Replies:

Aish students come from the spectrum of the Jewish world – left, right, secular, observant, affiliated and not. Aish synagogues observe Orthodox standards, but then again Aish seminars have been presented in Conservative and Reform temples.

Aish was founded to combat assimilation, alienation and indifference among Jews. We welcome Jews of all affiliations, beliefs, and traditions. We seek unity among all Jews. As educators, our goal is to re-ignite Jewish pride by teaching Jews about their heritage and its contribution to humanity.

Aish avoids labeling Jews as one type or another. That’s because every Jew is in some respect "observant." Is there any Jew who does not give charity, honor their parents, and feel pride in the State of Israel? Judaism is not "all-or-nothing." Aish believes first and foremost in Jewish education, for that drives one’s growth in commitment and observance.

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