Aish.com is featuring a propaganda video on its website called Why Investigate (orthodox) Judaism First. The URL of it is http://www.aish.com/literacy/concepts/Why_Investigate_Judaism_First0.asp.
I see several flaws with Rabbi Becher's case, which reeks of duplicity.
1) (orthodox) Judaism is the oldest monotheistic religion.
True, but many of the stringency practiced in present day orthodox judaism weren't commanded in the giving of the Pentateuch, in other words they are later additions.
For example, it is dubious that an earlier document than the mishna (70-200 AD) interprets into the religion the laws of Shabbat. That's over a thousand years between the giving of the pentateuch and the mishna where anything could have happened.
2) Is orthodox Judaism accessible?
In the sense of being clear about what orthodox judaism demands of its followers, then perhaps, but not in the sense of being a pleasant easy religion to follow. There's a reason why the majority of american jews are not orthodox, and it has a lot to do with its lack of accessibility.
3) Does orthodox judaism demand that you give up your mind?
In orthodox judaism only rabbis are allowed to make decisions on what followers are supposed to believe. Disagree at your own risk.
4) Does orthodox judiasm promote the spread of information?
5) The soul.
The problem of bringing "the soul" into this as a case for investigating (orthodox) judaism first, is that it uses something that is neither provable or falsifiable (the soul) to try to establish something that is neither provable or falsifiable (religion).
6) Claim to truth.
I have never heard of an established religion not claiming to be true.