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Tag: Orthodox Community
November 20, 2012 | 1:04 pm
When Hurricane Sandy made landfall in late October, it left much of New York City and its surrounding communities in shambles, sending shockwaves all the way to Los Angeles.
Touched by the stories of devastation, three local rabbis and their congregations pulled together to raise...
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 that’s rattling me is “what, in the end, is our goal?”
We, who put on tefillin every morning (if we are men), and maintain...
March 21, 2012 | 5:36 am
Writing in Commentary Magazine, Sohrab Ahmari explains how the lessons of Iraq can help the international community prepare for Iran post regime change.
The most difficult challenge faced in post-invasion Iraq will also exist under any post-collapse scenario in...
March 13, 2012 | 6:00 pm
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November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pmDREAM Act Passage Pushed
The American Jewish Committee (AJC) joined last week in a mock graduation to urge Congress to pass the DREAM Act, which would enable the estimated 50,000 undocumented students who graduate high school each year to enter college and earn citizenship.
November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pmIt's been a rather tense couple of weeks since my good friend and neighbor Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky spoke his mind on the sensitive subject of Jerusalem. His Op-Ed on Oct. 26 caused a firestorm to erupt in the Jewish world, and now, everywhere I go, people are still charged up about it....
August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm
August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pmThe other day, a remarkable neighbor named Dennis Brown was telling me about a Chasidic kid who had rebelled against his parents and his religious lifestyle and gotten into drugs. After a couple of rough years, he got professional help, sobered up and started reconnecting with his...
August 2, 2007 | 8:00 pmIt was your classic indie film set. Small crew. Cool Italian cameraman with a Fedora hat and the studied nonchalance of someone who's been there before. A grunge looking lighting guy who probably has alternative rock on his iPod. A few grips and assistants running around setting up...
June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pmFifteen years ago, Mordechai Naor walked to Congregation Shaarei Tefila in the Fairfax district with a handgun as his companion. Six years after moving to the Pico-Robertson neighborhood and leaving those fears of mugging behind, Naor is considering re-kindling an old relationship.
January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pmWithin Jewish circles, much of the focus on sexual predators has centered on the Orthodox community, particularly its more ultra-religious precincts, where some contend that clergy sex abuse is more hidden -- and possibly more widespread -- than elsewhere.
Whether or not those...
November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Dear Rabbi Wolpe,
I admit it.
As an Orthodox rabbi, I'm genuinely embarrassed at the moment.
Judging by the recent goings-on in the Jewish book publishing world, where certain Orthodox authors have been taken to task for their controversial writings and books have either been...
February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm
January 6, 2000 | 7:00 pmA man who will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court next year that his planned execution in Florida's electric chair constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment" can point to a 2,000-year-old Jewish law when he pleads his case.
A friend-of-the court brief filed last week in the Supreme...