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March 26, 2014 5:13pm
The recent case of a convert whose wedding was nearly derailed is fueling critics of a leading Orthodox rabbinic association’s approach to conversion.
March 26, 2014 4:52pm
Winnipeg’s strategy to save its Jewish community hasn’t exactly worked out as planned. Now Jewish federation CEO Bob Freedman is turning his sights to a new target population: Orthodox Jews.
March 25, 2014 11:37am
Facing serious decline more than a decade ago, Winnipeg’s Jewish community made a bold gamble: recruit Jewish foreigners. Thirteen years on, it hasn’t turned out exactly as planned.
March 19, 2014 4:23pm
It turns out that Yeshiva University is ordaining more rabbis this year than all the other U.S. denominational rabbinical schools combined.
March 18, 2014 4:47pm
A few rabbis ordained by online programs took issue with JTA’s characterization of their schools in our story, “So you’ve decided to become a rabbi…”
March 18, 2014 3:54pm
A video of a flash flood in Israel may resemble what the Red Sea looked like when the waters came rushing back at the Egyptians.
March 18, 2014 10:56am
Ranking America’s rabbinical schools by number of graduates turns out more than a few surprises.
March 14, 2014 2:34pm
Uriel Heilman weighs the ups and downs of becoming a rabbi in America.
March 14, 2014 12:00pm
It appears that Jon Stewart does not know the meaning of the Yiddish term chazzerai — but Jason Bateman does. On the flip side, Bateman thinks the Seder plate items are game pieces, and he wants to be the shankbone.
March 11, 2014 3:21pm
Did an Israeli travel agent’s insistence on Sabbath observance save a passenger from ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight 370?