February 9, 2016 11:09am
NEW YORK (JTA) – He has been compared to a piece of rotting meat and lauded as a muckraking champion of the voiceless. Now Scott Rosenberg — better known as Shmarya Rosenberg — has signed off and sold Failed Messiah, his controversial blog tracking the foibles of Orthodox Jews. But Rosenberg is refusing to identify the new…
March 23, 2015 3:38pm
Economy Candy is one of the last of the old Jewish food purveyors of the Lower East Side still owned by its founding family, and owner Mitchell Cohen doesn’t plan on that changing.
December 2, 2014 2:31pm
The book that sold 3 million copies and pioneered the now-popular genre of biblical fiction is making its way to the small screen, with the results at times verging on soft porn.
January 3, 2008 10:00am
At the Jewish Funds for Justice, a nonprofit devoted to social change and leadership training, Friday staff meetings were recently given the ax. Instead, staffers on Fridays now work, alone or one-on-one, on goal setting and what the head of the organization calls “visioning.” Another change made by Simon Greer, the organization’s president and CEO,…
September 18, 2006 9:00am
Ronald Stanton is hoping his gift to Yeshiva University will spur other Jewish philanthropists to give major donations to Jewish causes.
August 31, 2006 9:00am
Conservative legal scholars will soon vote progressively on the issues of gay rabbis and unions. But an opinion that would continue the prohibition against gay ordination and same-sex unions will also come up for a vote.
October 31, 2004 9:00am
A survey of Conservative, Reform and Reconstructionist rabbis delves into the wide range of ways in which rabbis in these movements deal with non-Jewish family members in their pews.
February 18, 2004 10:00am
A New York conference on feminism and Orthodox Judaism marked small changes taking place in the religious denomination, with talk of women becoming rabbis and taking part in other areas of synagogue rituals.
October 28, 2002 10:00am
Rabbi David Ellenson, who was recently inaugurated president of the Reform movement’s Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, doesn’t do things in the way you might expect, and he’s already making changes in the way things wor
August 15, 2002 9:00am
Sparked by a desire to create a different kind of spiritual experience, Generation Xers’ are starting congregations where worship is totally lay-led, demonstrating the fulfillment of 1970s “do-it-yourself Judaism” orientation blended with a modern style.
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