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  • It is time for Orthodox revolutionaries to drop their tone of anger

    By Shmuel Rosner

    3 weeks ago


    I am not certain why the Rabbinical Council of America bothered – yet it did. On Friday, it issued a statement formally “prohibiting the ordination or hiring of women rabbis.” The resolution says as follows: “RCA members with positions in Orthodox institutions may not ordain...

  • New Pew report highlights Modern Orthodox Jewry straddling two worlds

    By Jared Sichel

    August 26, 2015 | 5:01 am

    Just as Charedi Jews in the United States are likely to enroll their kids in a yeshiva, attend synagogue every week and vote Republican, so too are Modern Orthodox Jews.

    But also, just as non-Orthodox Jews in the United States tend not to marry before the age of 25, earn at least...

  • 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 one thing that women do which is part of synagogue performance. Their presence is not felt and their voices are not heard. The...

  • Dishonest Kiruv! The Building of Responsible Jewish Outreach Movements

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    June 6, 2012 | 5:39 am

    I have been serving as a Jewish outreach professional for the last 2 years as the Senior Jewish Educator at the UCLA Hillel. I am so fortunate to be able to spend my days talking and learning with students about their life journeys. At its best, Jewish outreach provides a student...

  • Desexualizing Public Space

    By Rabbi Zev Farber

    February 7, 2012 | 11:46 am

    The story is told (b. Taanit 24a) that Rabbi Yossi son of Rabbi Avin left his teacher, R. Yossi of Yoqrat, in order to study with Rav Ashi. As leaving one teacher for another was an unusual thing to do, Rav Ashi asked him why he did so. Rabbi Yossi son of Rabbi Avin...

  • Up Front

    By Michael Aushenker

    June 11, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    I don't know why they love me so much [in England]. Over there, I played the London Palladium for a month. It was just announced that I was going to play there, and the show has practically sold out. Here, I'm told I'm too Jewish; over there, they...