Re: the discussion on Aly's Judaism, coming from someone who is in charge of a pluralistic Jewish group - someone's Jewish practice practice doesn't necessarily represent how they identify or what kind of synagogue they go to. Judaism isn't in "levels" where Orthodox is the highest and Reform is the lowest. Generally, people who identify as Conservative or Orthodox are more traditionally observant than Reform, but not always. It's very inaccurate to say she can't be "above Reform."
Look, I’m not even a part of this discussion - someone asked me and I responded that I thought she was Reform because I’m pretty sure she said so at one point.
Then a Jewish follower pointed out that it was likely true that she was Reform because she competed on Yom Kippur and I published.
That’s all. If you want to discuss Judaism among yourselves and debate Aly’s level of observance and whatnot, go ahead, but don’t do it in my ask box, alright?
I only answered the last question because I wanted to point out that it isn’t “silly” to not participate on competition on Yom Kippur if that’s what your religion dictates.
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