R. Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz is a 2010 graduate of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. He serves as the model for YCT students as their former President has said, "We are so proud of you as a musmach of Chovevei Torah and that is what we are trying to create more Rav Shmuly Yanklowitzes."
Unfortunately, Yanklowitz falsely portrays himself as an Orthodox rabbi seeking to gain followers, while he is nothing of the sort:
-He believes parts of the Torah are "evil."
-He has been accused of denying a fundamental belief of Judaism by a Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva University.
-He has touted a view stating wherther the Temple will be rebiult in Jerusalem is of "little importance." He has also denied the Orthodox view of the Messiah.
-He has called for erasing part of the liturgy.
-Believes part of the Bible did not occur.
-Misrepresents the Torah in supporting gay marriage:
On December 19, 2013 Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz (Yeshivat Chovevei Torah class of 2010) wrote a blog for The Huffington Post, entitled, “5 Reasons Being an Orthodox Rabbi Compelled Me to Support Gay Marriage.” The article begins:
"I am coming out of the closet. I am an Orthodox rabbi and an advocate for gay marriage."
In a video posted on the Huffington Post, an interviewer asks Rabbi Yanklowitz, “Why did you post this blog?” Sitting in front of shelves of Hebrew sefarim he begins, “You know, it really comes from a deep place of belief in God, in the Torah, in the Hebrew Bible…” According to Yanklowitz, not only does the Torah not oppose gay marriage, it actually favors it. The interviewer, a non-Jew asks Yanklowitz how he would respond to those who argue that the verse in Leviticus means that we are doctrinally charged not to favor same sex marriage. Yanklowitz gives an answer, but the interviewer is not satisfied. At the end of the interview, he seems perplexed about how an Orthodox Rabbi could favor same-sex marriage. He says that he has to ask again, and push back a little bit: “Can you do that and say you are Orthodox? Might it be simpler to say I am no longer Orthodox?” Apparently, a non-Jewish reporter has a better grasp of the views of Orthodox Judaism than an Open Orthodox Rabbi.
|At the 2018 Phoenix Gay Pride Parade|
-Preaches in church in a tallis:
-Took his foster child to meet Santa:
While admitting it "sounds heretical," Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, star graduate of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, says "Torah was deeply incomplete," before incorporating modern feminist values:
-His non-Orthodox views have been written about in the press.
*For more examples of Yanklowitz's non Orthodox views see here.