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November 26, 2014 5:16pm
Rabbi Marc Schneier of The Hampton Synagogue wants affluent Diaspora Jews to go beyond opening their checkbooks for Israeli causes. He’s wants them to buy real estate in one of Israel’s toniest beachfront communities.
November 24, 2014 6:00pm
The rabbi of the largest Orthodox shul in Teaneck, N.J., says Arab stone throwers should be shot and the mosque on the Temple Mount should be moved to Saudi Arabia. His congregation — and mainstream Orthodox institutions — shrug.
November 18, 2014 2:16pm
A growing number of companies are going after more restricted segments of the kosher market, including organic and gluten-free.
November 18, 2014 12:00pm
Rabbis Avi Weiss and Marc Angel face off against Rabbi Mark Dratch in dueling JTA Op-Eds about whether the Rabbinical Council of America’s centralized conversion system, known as GPS, is good or bad for conversion.
November 11, 2014 5:22pm
Part pep rally, part family reunion, this week’s annual gathering brought together some 3,000 North American Jews to listen, learn and schmooze.
November 9, 2014 4:30pm
Health and relief workers working against Ebola in Sierra Leone are overburdened and stressed out. That’s where groups like IsraAid see an opening.
November 6, 2014 1:22pm
A special assistant to President Obama, Greenblatt, a grandson of a Holocaust survivor, also was an aide to President Bill Clinton and later became a social entrepreneur.
November 4, 2014 10:16am
Prejudice, isolation and laughably bad blind dates are just some of the challenges that Orthodox converts say they face after their conversions.
October 31, 2014 11:24am
Enrollment in Haredi Orthodox schools has seen a sharp rise, non-Orthodox schools are down, and New York and New Jersey have about 75 percent of the nation’s day school students.
October 29, 2014 4:34pm
Getting Birthright to open up their alumni lists? Check. Creating a Wikipedia of Jewish knowledge and a national map of young adult opportunities? Not so much. How are CEO Jerry Silverman’s other priorities faring?