This is why I'm Modern Orthodox. I just heard about the "mouse rabbi." For those who don't know, one is supposed to put a picture of this rabbi up in their house so that the mice will go away. Why does this remind me of my gram, in her room with her candles and little statues of Catholic saints? See, I stay away from all this stuff. I'm just at a loss in my understanding that one can hang up pictures of "celebrity rabbis" yet, their children must chop the nose off their dolls because otherwise it's avodah zarah. No, without a doubt, I am not interested in being a part of these weird practices of rabbi worship. Modern Orthodox is good. I keep Shabbos. I keep kosher. As a woman, this is the bulk of my requirements. I don't see how I'm required rabbi worship.
Another weird practice is the segulah. I find it utterly similar to witchcraft. What's next? Will we be saying "double, double, boil and bubble, fire burn and caldron bubble" as is the line in the "Scottish Play"? Ok, so, I'm exaggerating. I know many will dismiss me. She's a convert, what does she know? Oh, but, what I do know is that these things are exactly the sort of things I was leaving behind in another religion. Yet I find out that it has the Jewish rubber stamp.
Modern Orthodoxy, thank G-d you're here!