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  • 10 revealing facts about Orthodox Jewish converts

    There’s some tantalizingly interesting material in the final report of a committee charged with reviewing the way the Rabbinical Council of America, the country’s main Orthodox rabbinical association, deals with conversion. Much comes from a survey of 439 Orthodox converts that provides the first-ever statistics about American Orthodox converts. Some comes from a survey of… More ▸

  • WATCH: Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman strips down for ESPN

    It sounds like a Jewish mother’s nightmare: A 21-year-old Jewish gymnast agrees to be photographed and filmed fully naked. But Playboy it’s not. Aly Raisman, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, stripped down for ESPN The Magazine’s annual Body Issue, which features photos of top athletes without clothes, but also without revealing everything. And Raisman manages to leave plenty… More ▸

  • On Iran deal, Hoyer’s red lines are not AIPAC’s

    Ahead of the Iran deal, Steny Hoyer seems to have chosen Menu B, for backing it. Which is not good for plans by opponents to bury it. A statement from the Maryland Democrat late Thursday drew its red lines from a bipartisan letter posted last week by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Hoyer’s… More ▸

  • Camp where Debbie Friedman began Jewish folk movement marks 50 years

    Whether it’s first love or night swimming, many American Jews have nostalgic memories from Jewish summer camp. For the first class of campers to attend the Union for Reform Judaism’s flagship camp in Warwick, New York, those memories are about to turn 50 years old. The URJ’s Kutz Camp, known for being the birthplace of modern… More ▸

  • WATCH: Ad tells Chuck Schumer to tip balance in Iran talks

    Influential Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has being doing a delicate balancing act when it comes to the nuclear talks with Iran — giving President Barack Obama room to negotiate but also joining Republicans in pushing for a Congressional “backstop.” With the talks now extended at least a week, a right-wing political advocacy group is trying to… More ▸

  • Are you a mensch? You can be featured in a film

    Have you ever wondered if you could scientifically become more of a mensch? Or do you want to be featured in a film by a renowned Internet innovator? Either way, Tiffany Shlain has you covered. The award-winning Bay Area filmmaker — who is also known for founding the Webby Awards and the International Academy of… More ▸

  • Seamless goes ‘kosher style’ (bacon included)

    Kosher users of the popular food-delivery website Seamless may have noticed a subtle but significant change in recent weeks: The website’s category for kosher eateries has shifted from “kosher” to “kosher style.” In New York, that means seekers of kosher food will find not only mainstays like hummus, pastrami sandwiches and matzah-ball soup on their lists, but also shrimp cocktails, ham… More ▸