I just read an interesting article in the New York Times Magazine by Noah Feldman, Harvard Law School professor, called, Orthodox Paradox (Published: July 22, 2007). Summed up, it describes “The 12 years I spent at a yeshiva day school made me who I am. Now the school doesn’t acknowledge who I’ve become. A reflection on religion, identity and belonging.”
I see it as a fascinating reflection on the boundaries set by “traditional” religious groups, the dangers inherent in these, and the possibilities of merging serious religious living with modernity. Check it out.