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December 31, 2014 11:46am
JTA’s story on the easing of USY’s interdating ban generated a firestorm. But if the Conservative movement is looking for a cause for concern, there’s something else it should be worried about.
December 30, 2014 10:20am
“The real solution to the tuition crisis lies in using our political power and our advocacy efforts to increase state and local government funding for yeshivot and day schools,” O.U. leader Allen Fagin said.
December 29, 2014 11:39am
In The New York Times’ Vows column, the ADL’s Abraham Foxman kvells about the recent wedding of his son, Ariel, to a Cuban-American man who converted to Judaism.
December 28, 2014 3:11pm
A simple gesture at breakfast underscored the quality of the service at this Mediterranean-style resort hotel in San Diego.
December 28, 2014 12:50pm
Winning one recent tournament, this son of an Orthodox rabbi took home $136,500. Engel estimates that he has grossed $5 million playing poker over the last decade.
December 23, 2014 2:12pm
At its annual conference, the Conservative movement’s youth group voted to relax its rules barring its teenage board members from dating non-Jews. USY also decided against requiring the board to be Shabbat observant.
December 19, 2014 11:21am
For those old enough to remember the most brutal years of the Castro regime, there is deep concern that rapprochement with Washington will extend the life of a dictatorship whose crimes can be neither forgotten nor forgiven.
December 18, 2014 4:44pm
Rabbi Wesley Gardenswartz of Temple Emanuel in Newton, Mass., proposed a new synagogue policy that would have him officiate at interfaith weddings for couples who commit to a “Covenant to Raise Jewish Children.” But something changed his mind.
December 16, 2014 10:20am
In the wake of the flawed Rolling Stone article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia, one Jewish woman with a national profile tells the story of her own near rape.
December 15, 2014 4:14pm
Because U.S. law bars sending weapons or combat equipment to foreign armies and the Israel Defense Forces does not want to be seen as a charity case, sending U.S. Jewish aid to Israeli soldiers can be a bit of a touchy subject.