I am looking for polemics between Reform and Orthodoxy.

Surprisingly, despite spending some time searching on Google, I didn't find anything online.

(Preferably not a book that I would have to buy in print, but rather online resources)

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    amazon.com/One-People-Two-Worlds-Orthodox/dp/0805211403 (You can get a used one for $3). Feb 15, 2023 at 23:07
  • Have you tried replacing "reform" with haskala and related?
    – Rabbi Kaii
    Feb 16, 2023 at 11:25
  • The Collective Writings of Reb Shamshaon Refoel Hirsch also have some polemics. But of course they are only on one side. Feb 16, 2023 at 18:33
  • Online? You'll just find people yelling at each other. Actually, yelling to their own camps, about the other camp. What are you trying to actually get out of this?
    – Shalom
    Feb 19, 2023 at 9:56
  • @Shalom I'm trying to find the underlying reasons why they disagree with each other's positions.
    – Tzvi K
    Feb 19, 2023 at 11:08

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Here's an amazing book on the topic: One People, Two Worlds: A Reform Rabbi and an Orthodox Rabbi Explore the Issues That Divide Them

For a non-lechatchila answer.


There is an interesting sefer called אלה דברי הברית which talks about all the bans and halachos which came about due to the Reform movement . It includes letters from the Chasam Sofer ,Reb Akiva Eiger and more.

Picture of cover page:

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Link to sefer om Hebrewbooks.org:


  • That should be 'אלה דברי הברית ' :)
    – Zarka
    Feb 19, 2023 at 10:26
  • Corrected, tx..
    – sam
    Feb 19, 2023 at 14:50

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