is JTA's former associate editor.
June 18, 2013 11:01am
The ordination of three Orthodox women on Sunday was billed as a historic event, but for much of the Orthodox world the move represents a dangerous break with tradition — if not an outright violation of Jewish law.
June 17, 2013 5:33pm
Tomorrow, I’ll have a longer story about Rabbi Avi Weiss’ controversial ordination of three Orthodox women on Sunday. But in the meantime, check out the sample ordination certificate, or klaf, provided to one of the first graduates of Yeshivat Maharat, Weiss’ school for the training of women as “rabbinic leaders.”
June 14, 2013 11:35am
Beth David Synagogue in West Hartford wanted to make a promotional video. But its rabbi is such a drama queen.
June 12, 2013 3:46pm
To some, 3,000 New Yorkers riding blue bicycles portends the end of the American way.
June 9, 2013 10:38pm
Thousands of haredim gathered in Lower Manhattan on Sunday to protest efforts to conscript the haredi Orthodox into the Israeli military.
May 28, 2013 10:03am
Is the growth of the haredi community a demographic threat to the non-Orthodox Jewish world? Jay Michaelson thinks so. But the Forward columnist is also being accused of cherry picking negative headlines to malign an entire community.
May 28, 2013 8:06am
Some folks in the Twitterverse seem to think so. Of course, there’s a whole sector of the Internet devoted to Hitler look-alikes. There’s the famous Hitler cats, and this site which is a generic catch-all for Hitler dopplegangers. Even our own Uri Fintzy thinks he spotted the fuhrer on a wall outlet in his apartment….
April 30, 2013 2:32pm
Israel’s national soccer team will be making its first New York appearance in decades for a match against Honduras at Citi Field.
April 29, 2013 2:45pm
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April 29, 2013 2:31pm
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