June 11, 2013 9:54am
Hardly an unusual sight in big cities, Holocaust museums and memorials are now cropping up in more out-of-the-way places like Terre Haute, Ind. and Alexandria, La.
May 21, 2013 11:18am
Religious Jews aren’t the only ones reconciling ancient sartorial traditions with modern fashions, as JTA reported earlier this month. So are some Muslims.
May 10, 2013 12:58pm
Jewish Scouting leaders are taking a vocal role in efforts to pass a historic resolution that would partially lift a ban on gays in the Boy Scouts of America.
May 10, 2013 10:33am
Last week, I wrote about Chabad men with a passion for fashion, some of whom are finding ways of incorporating new styles into the strict haredi dress code. This week, the website Fashionista wrote about women in the same haredi group who are doing the same: Mimi Hecht and Mushky Notik, the creators of MIMU…
May 9, 2013 10:11am
That must have been a question that went through the mind of Rama Burshtein when her debut film “Fill the Void” came out in Israel last year. More than 20 years had passed since she graduated from the Sam Spiegel film school in Jerusalem and became haredi, leaving her secular life and passion for the…
May 7, 2013 11:25am
Few religious groups have as rigid a dress code as hasidic men. But a group of Chabad men are gently pushing sartorial boundaries, subtly embellishing traditional garb and, in a few cases, dispensing with it altogether. JTA’s Gil Shefler reports.
May 1, 2013 4:14pm
Mother’s Bistro & Bar is a Jewish establishment more in concept than cuisine, devoted to that time-honored Mosaic tradition of mother worship. JTA’s Gil Shefler reports.
April 30, 2013 5:28pm
Oregon’s bike-friendly capital of cool discovered recently that it had twice as many Jews as previously thought. Can Portland’s Jewish institutions attract the newcomers to Jewish life? JTA’s Gil Shefler reports.
April 30, 2013 2:21pm
Israel received the lowest possible score in a freedom of marriage survey conducted by the Israeli religious rights organization Hiddush.
April 25, 2013 4:18pm
Last weekend the Jewish community of Portland, Oregon threw itself a big party. The Food for Thought festival organized by the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland sought to strengthen community identity, bring unaffiliated into the fold and collect food for the Oregon Food Bank, a local charity. It was also an opportunity to showcase the…