Jewish Journal

  • I Am a Miserable Bastard

    By Rav Yosef Kanefsky

    January 8, 2013 | 11:12 am

    I began reading Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables during the summer, around the time that my wife started rehearsing for the Jewish Women’s Reparatory... More.

  • Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein on Homosexuality – Barry Gelman

    By Rabbi Barry Gelman

    January 2, 2013 | 9:01 am

    Recently comments made by Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein on the topic of Homosexuality and the way that the Orthodox community approaches this issue have been posted on the internet. Follow the links below.


    Link One


    Link Two


    Follow this link for a statement of principles on the place those in the Orthodox community who have a homosexual orientation.

  • A Truly Heartwarming Story

    By Rav Yosef Kanefsky

    December 26, 2012 | 10:32 pm

    This one goes straight into my memoirs (if I ever write them).

    This past Sunday, I had the privilege to officiate at the headstone unveiling for one... More.

  • Two Modern Orthodox Moments in Houston – Rabbi Barry Gelman

    By Rabbi Barry Gelman

    November 17, 2012 | 9:10 pm

    Recently I was involved in two great Modern Orthodox events.

    Two weeks ago the American Jewish Committee honored the four senior Rabbi Emeritus of the... More.

  • Defining Equality in Judaism

    by Rabbi Mark Goldfeder

    October 25, 2012 | 7:25 pm

    The entire debate surrounding the ‘treatment of women in halacha’ seems to me to start with a rather questionable premise, namely that rabbinic law in... More.

  • Women’s Participation in Ritual: Time for a Paradigm Shift

    By Rabbi Zev Farber

    October 15, 2012 | 10:31 am

    Today, the baseline in any Orthodox community is that women do not participate in public ritual at all. In the average Orthodox synagogue, there is not... More.

  • But what is our GOAL?

    By Rav Yosef Kanefsky

    August 23, 2012 | 2:37 pm

    As the Elul moon waxes and the peak of our religious year nears, we each begin asking ourselves our “big questions”. This Elul, the big question... More.

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