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  • California: Stop Punishing Poor Families!

    By Maya Paley

    May 29, 2014 | 10:24 am

    Over one million children living in poverty in California rely on CalWORKS, the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids program, for cash assistance each month. But California is one of 24 states that implemented a classist, prejudiced, and harmful policy in the...

  • Turkish women strive for gender equality

    August 20, 2013 | 11:44 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Elif Kamisli sits with two friends on the patio of a streetside cafe in Istanbul. Even wearing a slim black dress, she is not hard to spot -- she's very pregnant, nine-months pregnant, in fact.

    Her shapely figure, Kamisli told...

  • Do men and women matter?

    By Dennis Prager

    July 17, 2013 | 11:48 am

    Most Americans do not realize that, as large as the issue of same-sex marriage is (and it is very large), there is an even larger issue at stake in the same-sex marriage debate.

    That issue is whether gender matters: Do male and female, man and woman, matter?

    In the brief span...

  • DOMA and same-sex marriage- why Israel is not next in line?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 27, 2013 | 12:30 pm

    A few months ago, I read that a group of MK's from the coalition calls for a bill to determine Israel as Jewish first, and democratic second. Now the vote is closer than ever, as newspapers in Israel are filled with opinion columns and updates, and the fear of the bill's passing is...

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  • A Majority in Israel Supports Reform-Conservative Equality

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 12, 2013 | 6:56 am

    Two house cleaning items:

     

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    Last week I wrote an article for the IHT-NYT about separation between Israeli Jews and Israeli Arabs at the Superland amusement park:

    Was it really racism that motivated the park’s management? Did it set aside dates for Arabs as well as for...

  • The queerness of love: A Jewish case for same-sex marriage

    January 24, 2013 | 4:17 pm

    Last year, I officiated at the first same-sex wedding in the 145-year history of my synagogue.  For a Conservative congregation, this was quite a break with tradition.  Nevertheless,  I was proud to stand beneath the wedding canopy with this couple, who affirmed the sacredness of...

  • Back to the 50’s

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 4, 2012 | 3:09 pm

    When I read the paper this morning, I found something rather disturbing, which grew worse when I noticed no one else addressed the issue: a magazine called Family Circle held a cookie contest between the incumbent First Lady, Michelle Obama, and the opposing candidate's spouse,...

  • Women in sports: Not an Olympic-size victory

    By Maya Paley

    July 31, 2012 | 12:30 pm

    With the Olympics upon us and the message above going viral on Facebook, I figured it was high time I addressed the topic of women in sports. The Guardian posted an article a couple of weeks ago about how Saudi Arabia had finally agreed to allow women to compete at the Olympic games...

  • Israeli Gay Pride

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 14, 2012 | 3:16 pm

    June 28th, 1969. Greenwich Village, NYC. It started like any other night back then- a police raid on a gay bar. The Stonewall Inn was the daily victim. Only that night, unlike any other night before, was about to mark Gay pride for decades to come.  This was the first time the LGBT...

  • Same-sex marriage campaigns should heed local sentiments

    May 23, 2012 | 2:30 pm

    The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote, “Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.” Since the May 8 vote to approve North Carolina’s Amendment One referendum, which constitutionally bars the state from recognizing as legal any marriage other...

  • I Don’t Believe in Gay Marriage

    By Ilana Angel

    February 8, 2012 | 8:49 am

    To say that one supports gay marriage implies that gay marriage is somehow different from traditional marriage.  It’s not.  I think all people deserve the right to marry whether they are gay or straight.  If people are going to insist on differentiating gay marriage from...

  • In N.Y., debate over religious exemptions at issue in gay marriage bill

    June 21, 2011 | 2:42 pm

    When it comes to passing a gay marriage bill in New York State, even many supporters acknowledge that wide-reaching religious exemptions are crucial.

    After all, this is the state with the nation’s second-largest number of Catholics and largest number of religiously observant Jews,...

  • Motion to vacate Prop 8 ruling over Judge Walker’s sexuality is denied

    By JewishJournal.com

    June 14, 2011 | 4:16 pm

    A federal judge has denied Prop 8 proponents’ motion to vacate Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling against a ban on same-sex marriage over Walker’s sexuality, CNN.com reports.

    A federal judge who ruled against a ban on same-sex marriage in California and later revealed that he is gay...

  • Standing Up for Women’s Rights in Israel

    By Masa Israel Journey

    May 12, 2011 | 10:55 am

    by Ravid Tilles, student at Masa Israel’s Schechter Rabbinical Seminary Overseas program

    On Rosh Hodesh, the first day of the month of the Jewish calendar, brave women, known as the Women of the Wall, enter the female section of the Kotel praying area and conduct a morning service....

  • Ladies of the View and Hasselbeck…

    By Julia Bendis

    February 19, 2011 | 1:31 pm

    Is it just me or is the show, ‘The View’ going down the hill?  The last couple of years it seems that the show has gotten a lot more hostile than in the past…  They have great guests on the show, and their topics are pretty relevant but its the hosts that bug me the most.  Not all of...

  • Judaism and Same-Sex Marriage

    May 26, 2009 | 7:19 pm

    While voting to keep intact the marriages of approximately 18,000 Californians, including many Jewish couples, the California Supreme Court voted today to uphold Proposition 8, an initiative that amended California’s Constitution to ban same-sex marriage.  Another chapter in the...

  • Synagogues Working to Be More Open to Gays

    March 13, 2009 | 2:17 pm

    [UPDATE]

    NEW YORK (JTA)—The newsletter sent out last month by Temple Israel of New Rochelle contained the usual sort of announcements, including a reminder about the synagogue’s upcoming Purim carnival, mazal tovs and condolences, and information about a social event at a local...

  • Hope breeds strength

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    November 6, 2008 | 2:10 am

    PARIS -- "It was invisible, as always," begins Theodore White's classic "The Making of the President, 1960," describing the mysterious process by which millions of voters combine to make their most important political decision.

    This time, it was visible.

    The crowded lines at the...

  • Will herstory repeat itself?

    By Rabbi Stephen Julius Stein

    July 30, 2008 | 11:31 pm

    With the recent on-court fracas of the WNBA, the historic presidential candidacy of Sen. Hillary Clinton and the real potential for both parties to nominate a woman for vice president, it's probably worth our while to consider where we have been, where we are and where we may go in...
  • We Need Blacks’ Aid in Anti-Semitism Fight

    By Rabbi Marc Schneier

    January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish people are under attack. Horrific expressions of anti-Semitism are spreading across the United States and the world. These attacks, both verbal and physical, are occurring at all levels of society, from the highest ranks of government to individuals on the street.

    This...

  • One of a Kind

    By Julie G Fax

    January 18, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The Shivyon Minyan may be a 4-year-old prayer group of about 65 people that meets at a hotel once a month, but it has many of the assets that older, more established synagogues recognize are requirements for success: strong lay leaders and a grass-roots base of committed members,...

  • The Oldest Diary

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    There is something otherworldly about the experience of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. It is perhaps the preeminent spiritual-cultural paradox in all of Jewish life. When girls and boys focus so intensely on this personal lifecycle event, each possesses a transcendent, timeless and eternal...
  • Precedent Setting

    By Adam Wills

    November 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Judge Pauline Nightingale, 90, says her mother taught her never to question the teacher's authority. But when she entered the workforce after graduating from law school, she had no choice: authorities tried to keep her from practicing law because she was a woman. Not only did she...