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  • The two Tamars

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 3, 2015 | 4:28 am

    It’s worth paying attention to a little story about a Jewish woman named Tamar. It was published, incidentally, on the week in which Jews read the biblical tale of Tamar in the weekly Torah portion. Of course, there’s no real similarity between the Tamar of yore and the Tamar of...

  • ‘Chained’ Orthodox women and four other forgotten Jewish stories from Sept. 11

    September 10, 2015 | 2:50 pm

    Every year, Sept. 11 is commemorated across the United States in schools, synagogues and other public places. But 14 years on, some of the fallout from the devastating attack has inevitably slipped from public memory. Here are five forgotten stories of Sept. 11 that involve the...

  • Rabbi Emanuel Rackman, leading Orthodox thinker, dies at 98

    By Ben Harris

    December 11, 2008 | 12:51 am

    Rabbi Emanuel Rackman, a leading Orthodox thinker and an early champion of women's rights, died Dec. 1 in New York. He was 98.

    Tributes poured in from around the world last week, many of them praising Rackman for being an Orthodox pioneer in trying to ease the plight of agunot --...