Controversial Rabbi (One Of The 600 For Obama Rabbis) Pushes Back Against RJC Claims

Lynn Gottlieb, a Jewish Renewal rabbi whose belief in fostering peace is so strong – or misguided – that she led two peace trips to Iran in 2008 and...

Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Community Confronts child Sex Abuse With New Book

TEL AVIV — The ultra-Orthodox community in Israel, known as Haredim, has a closed and secluded way of life. They look at the secular population with a degree of...

NYC Police Pummel Young Jewish Man

Two police officers repeatedly pummeled a shirtless man in a Jewish youth center in Brooklyn after they roused him from sleeping and moved to arrest him, surveillance video released...

Insights on The Torah

Reclaiming Our Free Choice By Five Towns Marriage Initiative The Midrash Rabbah on Parashas Bo (13:3:2) says that when Pharaoh witnessed the plagues and did not take their lessons seriously, he...

Mitt Romney Launches New Jewish American Coalition

It became clear on Wednesday that, despite an abundance of meetings with representatives of the Jewish community this week, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was not done yet...

A Conversation With Gidi Mark, the Man Behind Birthright Israel

Charles Bronfman and Michael Steinhardt are the names most frequently linked to Birthright, the program whose all-expense-paid trips to Israel have become wildly popular among young Jews around the...

Despite Baby Dying after Getting Herpes, Orthodox Rabbis say They’ll Defy Law on Ancient...

The NY Post reports: Two children are dead, more are injured – yet a group of ultra-Orthodox rabbis say they plan to defy a health order in the name...

District in crisis: East Ramapo’s Public Schools Controlled By Chasidic Jews

One week after East Ramapo became the only school district in the region to see its budget defeated by voters, school board Vice President Daniel Schwartz warned at a...

Sh’or Yoshuv: Infusing Souls With An Inspired Judaism

By Leah Goldman With over 250 students, 70 kollel members, and 250 chavrusa partners, the hallways, batei midrash, and classrooms pulsate with activity. Students from across the spectrum of Jewish...

A Spanish Hat Factory Thrives on Orders From Orthodox Jews In Brooklyn

SEVILLE, Spain – Since its founding 127 years ago, the Fernández y Roche factory on the edge of this Andalusian capital has weathered every crisis known to hatters. Despite the...
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