Occasionally on this site and on other websites I stumble upon things written by Dor Daim or Talmidei HaRambam. I was wondering what the response is to these groups by other contemporary Orthodox Jewish groups. Have current or recent Orthodox rabbis (who do not belong to these groups) written or made proclamations about the permissability of joining these groups, or of whether the values that these groups advocate are positive or negative?

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    Replace the word Dor Daia with Ashkenazim or Sephardim or a specific chasidic dynasty. – avi Dec 19 '13 at 7:02
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    @avi Ashkenazim and Sephardim together make up most of world Jewry, so those cases doesn't seem analogous. On the other hand, I think this would be also a valid question with regards to specific Chasidic groups or other small sects, so I don't see a problem. – Malper Dec 19 '13 at 7:11
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    @avi First of all, you are assuming that I am talking about someone who is already frum. I did not mention that in my question. Let's consider the case of a baal teshuva who is deciding what flavor of yiddishkeit to follow. Then whether it is permissable to join Dor Daim or not should be a totally valid question. – Malper Dec 19 '13 at 7:19
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    Related: Is one a heretic if he does not believe in Kabbalah? See especially Double AA's answer there. He mentions Ovadia Yosef's answer regarding Dor Daim as being in Shu"t Mei'ein Omer. The JPG linked to in the answer has since been taken down, but it appears also in a rationalistjudaism.com article, mentioned in the comments( direct link to relevant JPG: here). @MoriDoweedhYaa3gob – Tamir Evan Dec 19 '13 at 10:04
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    Comments that should be answers!! – avi Dec 19 '13 at 10:51

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