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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?
October 28, 2014 2:12pm
After Rabbi Barry Freundel’s arrest, would-be converts say there’s a wider problem in Orthodox conversion than voyeurism: lack of clarity and consistency about the requirements and timetable.
October 21, 2014 3:37pm
Rabbi Barry Freundel didn’t just make conversion candidates take practice dunks in the mikvah where he allegedly spied on them in the shower — he also compelled them to do clerical tasks and donate money to the local rabbinical court.