Tefillin — phylacteries — have become a source of contention in the Modern Orthodox world. Female high-schoolers, on both coasts of the United States, are seeking rabbinic permission to adorn tefillin publicly while participating in morning prayers. For centuries, tefillin,...
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July 17, 2008 | 1:23 amMarty Kaplan
Thank you, thank you for adding Marty Kaplan to your staff ("The Los Angeles Bagels," July 11).
He shines physically and intellectually. He is not only smart but wise (and so is Rob Eshman).
Boys to Men
Although I only have anecdotal...
March 9, 2000 | 7:00 pmRenowned Israeli director Amos Gitai acknowledges that his film, "Kadosh," raises ire in segments of the observant community. "It's critical of certain elements of Jewish tradition that I consider to be reactionary," says the filmmaker, whose movie tells of two oppressed Orthodox...
March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pmWhere others saw three Orthodox women in groundbreaking careers and stylish hats, Rachel Pollack, 17, perceived something more. She had found role models.
"This is something I might want to pursue," said the bright-eyed Ramaz senior after sitting through a session with the world's...
October 1, 1998 | 8:00 pm
Ruth Neal, coordinator of Ezras Bayis, has seen Orthodox womenwho have been bitten, shoved, slapped, punched, spit at, scalded withhot chicken soup, threatened with a gun, pushed down a flight ofstairs. Wood cut by Kathe Kollwitz from "German ExpressionistWoodcuts," 1994.