Beit Shemesh Female Mayor Is Reluctant Icon for Orthodox Feminism

BEIT SHEMESH, Israel (JTA) — When Aliza Bloch was elected mayor of Beit Shemesh last month, it ended a decade of haredi Orthodox control over this small bedroom community...
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My shul is moving. To be fair, it’s been “moving” for about two years now. But it’s actually moving as I’m writing this. I’m...

ADL Protests Christians-Only Policy at NC Adoption Agency

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League condemned what it called government-sanctioned discriminatory practices at an evangelical adoption agency in North Carolina with government...

Jews, Jewish Themes Rake In Emmy Nominations

(JTA) — It’s Emmy season again and Jews in the TV industry have plenty of reason to celebrate. Out of all the nominees announced Tuesday,...

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