Quantcast

Jewish Journal

Tag: Orthodox

View the most popular tags overall?

  • Mixed emotions about the Kotel compromise

    2 weeks ago

    What’s the definition of mixed emotions, asks the old gag line: Finding out that your business competitor and rival has just driven off a cliff — in your new Lamborghini. 

    The Orthodox community has to greet news of the Kotel agreement similarly. We can hope that it will bring...

  • The Kotel decision: A Sephardic Jew responds

    2 weeks ago

    Once upon a time, not so long ago, the Kotel had no barrier separating the sexes. It was an open place of prayer, spirituality and meditation for all Jews. Those were the days when Jews were not branded by denominations. Somehow, this ancient, sacred space was transformed into a...

  • Jewish community foundation gives $1.1m in Israel grants

    January 6, 2016 | 4:23 pm

    Efforts in Israel to bring Jewish ceremonies into the public sphere; to prepare Ethiopian Israelis for careers in technology; and to offer job training to young people who leave ultra-Orthodox communities are set to get a significant funding boost.

    The Jewish Community Foundation...

  • Women of the Wall decries report that PM promised Charedi parties no change at Kotel

    December 30, 2015 | 11:37 am

    The Women of the Wall group vowed to continue reading from the Torah in the women’s section of the Kotel in the wake of a report that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised Charedi Orthodox parties that it still would not be allowed.

    Army Radio reported Tuesday that Netanyahu...

  • ADVERTISEMENT
    PUT YOUR AD HERE
  • US Orthodox rabbis slam wedding video calling for revenge against Palestinians

    December 27, 2015 | 1:49 pm

    The main modern Orthodox rabbinical group in the United States expressed its “outrage” over a video that shows Jewish revelers at a wedding celebrating the murder of three Palestinians in a West Bank firebombing.

    “The vigilante and lawless calls for revenge and dancing with...

  • Can Open Orthodoxy help revive Judaism?

    By David Suissa

    November 10, 2015 | 5:20 pm

    There are two ways to look at the controversy raging in the Orthodox world right now over a fledgling movement that calls itself “Open Orthodoxy.” One way is to put the controversy under a microscope and go through all of the arguments and name calling. I will do that, don’t worry....

  • Mayim Bialik: Let Orthodox Jewish women be called ‘rabbi’

    November 6, 2015 | 2:50 pm

    Something is going on in the Jewish world that may be the most important thing to happen in a very long time. In a recent statement, a leading board of Orthodox rabbis reaffirmed that although they encourage many different professional opportunities for learned women, “due to our...

  • Terror in Jerusalem: The merry-go-round

    October 19, 2015 | 1:18 pm

    It was in the middle of Sukkot, that loveliest of holidays in Israel, set aside for family time, when even the most devout and serious yeshiva men can be seen with their entire families visiting the zoo or traipsing through nature trails in Galilee. We had woken up that Friday...

  • Why Jews don’t have a pope

    By David Suissa

    September 30, 2015 | 10:33 am

    I know plenty of Jews who would love to see a pope-like figure tell other Jews what to do. An Orthodox pope, for example, would have the power to boot out “Open Orthodox” rabbis who have been irritating the establishment lately with their progressive ideas. You mess with tradition,...

  • Do Jewish organizations alienate young Jews?

    By Dennis Prager

    September 8, 2015 | 4:21 pm

    We are told that Jewish organizations have to recalibrate their messages in order to appeal to young Jews. In particular, the argument goes, the opposition of most American-Jewish organizations to the Iran nuclear agreement has solidified the alienation of most younger Jews from...

  • 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...

  • Jewish children’s choir combines the power of youth with the magic of music

    By Jonathan Maseng

    August 5, 2015 | 4:23 pm

    It’s Sunday afternoon at the Workmen’s Circle in Pico-Robertson. A group of Orthodox women sit chatting in a back room, while, a few feet away, a father in blue jeans talks with a mother who is clearly not as traditional. In the large social hall, several dozen children — Orthodox,...

  • Murder at Jerusalem gay parade triggers introspection and accusation

    August 4, 2015 | 11:07 am

    In the aftermath of the stabbing attack at last week’s Jerusalem Gay Pride parade that left a 16-year old Shiri Banki dead and five other marchers wounded, Israelis find themselves embroiled in an intense debate, the heart of which is the degree to which society is responsible for...

  • 50 LA Rabbis Call to Congress: “A Responsibility to do Better”

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    July 31, 2015 | 5:39 pm

    Fifty of the most prominent Reform, Conservative, Orthodox and Independent rabbis in Los Angeles have signed this letter to congress and the senate. Please read their letter and share it with your friends. They are unified on this issue:  "we strongly support and heed the Jewish...

  • Assailant in Jerusalem LGBT parade stabbing deemed fit for trial

    July 31, 2015 | 10:20 am

    The Charedi Orthodox man charged with stabbing six participants in the Jerusalem Pride Parade has been deemed psychologically fit to stand trial.

    [Community reactions to the attack]

    Yishai Schlissel, who is in police custody, was found fit to stand trial after a psychiatric...

  • Jewish community reacts to the Jerusalem Gay Pride parade attack

    July 30, 2015 | 4:13 pm

    Members of the Jewish community respond to an attack on the Jerusalam Gay Pride parade on July 30.

    Rabbi Laura Geller / Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

    I was one of the thousands of people at the Jerusalem Gay Pride parade on Tu B’Av (the fifteenth of Av), a little known Jewish...

  • Religious assailant attacks Jerusalem Gay Pride parade, wounding six

    July 30, 2015 | 12:36 pm

    Six marchers were stabbed at Jerusalem’s annual gay pride parade — allegedly by the man who stabbed three people at the parade in 2005.

    One victim in Thursday’s stabbings was in critical condition and two were in serious condition.

    [Jewish community reacts to the attack]

    The...

  • Confessions of a Jewish Atheist

    By Mindy Leaf

    July 6, 2015 | 11:45 am

    We were seated at a round table at our local Jewish Community Center, awaiting our tax-dollar-funded senior meal, when the man at my left began a conversation (or, shall I say, confrontation). "You know, the first monotheist wasn't Jewish," he bellowed. "He was an Egyptian king who...

  • Father’s Day: The allure of fishing

    June 19, 2015 | 1:27 pm

    My father and I were fishing a snowmelt lake in the High Sierra, and I was on the shore, deciding whether I should throw back the little trout I’d just caught. 

    It was something my father and I had always wanted.

    We had vacationed in the woods every summer since I was 3 years...

  • Maybe I’m just Jew-ish

    By Tess Cutler

    May 20, 2015 | 2:53 pm

    In Jewish tradition, a child inherits her father’s tribe and her mother’s religion. 

    My father’s not a Cohen or a Levi. He’s not a highborn priest with a fancy title. He’s an Israelite. His ancestors built pyramids and golden calves. They were soldiers, outcasts, and dwellers....

  • Haredi papers welcome Israel’s women ministers — without first names or faces

    May 20, 2015 | 11:02 am

    Another group of women in powerful positions, another haredi Orthodox paper erasing them. Here we go again.

    After each new Israeli government is sworn in, its ministers pose for a group photo with the president. This year’s photo, taken yesterday, features Israel’s three...

  • Ahead of Olympics, 2 synagogues to open in Rio de Janeiro

    May 15, 2015 | 9:20 am

    Rio de Janeiro is set to open two new Orthodox synagogues ahead of the Brazilian city’s hosting of the 2016 Olympic Games.

    One of the new synagogues will open in August in the neighborhood of Ipanema, the famed tourist destination known for its beach scene. The opening was ...

  • Design a tallit as unique as they are

    May 14, 2015 | 5:43 pm

    Prayer shawls, or tallitot, have long been an important part of Jewish ritual tradition. Although the date of their first appearance is unknown, Torah dictates that we wear fringes (tzitzit) on the four corners of a garment (Numbers 15:37-41) to remind us of God’s commandments....

  • Back in power, Haredi parties aim to roll back religious reforms

    May 5, 2015 | 10:12 am

    Israel’s last governing coalition — divided on war, peace and economics — did agree on one thing: Israel’s religious policies needed to change.

    Now it appears that the incoming coalition will be organized around the opposite principle: Those changes must end.

    A coalition...

  • Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, prominent Modern Orthodox scholar, dies

    April 20, 2015 | 4:14 pm

    Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, a leader of the national religious movement in Israel and a prominent Modern Orthodox scholar, has died.

    Lichtenstein, a head of the Har Etzion Yeshiva in the West Bank’s Gush Etzion bloc, died Monday morning. He was 81.

    The rabbi, who received a...

  • Father says 7 children who died in NYC fire were ‘so pure’

    March 22, 2015 | 7:17 pm

    The father of seven Orthodox Jewish children killed in a Brooklyn house fire told hundreds of mourners at their funeral on Sunday that the only way he can survive the tragedy was "complete, utter and total surrender" to his religious beliefs.

    The grieving man, Gabriel Sassoon,...

  • Brooklyn house fire kills 7 from Orthodox Jewish family

    March 21, 2015 | 8:30 pm

    Seven children from an Orthodox Jewish family died early on Saturday when flames ripped through their Brooklyn home in one of New York City's deadliest fires in years, officials said.

    Their 45-year-old mother and a teenage sister survived after jumping from an upper floor. The...

  • At a breaking point in Turkey: Should Jews stay or should we go?

    By Simone Wilson

    March 18, 2015 | 3:55 pm

    The gold and gray city of Istanbul spent Valentine’s Day bracing for snow. Under angry clouds, Turkish couples huddled around tabletops in the cafe quarter of Ortakoy, a historically posh neighborhood along the Bosphorus Strait. Jewelry-makers had set up stands along the alleyways...

  • Religion as romance

    February 12, 2015 | 12:19 pm

    I met my husband in college, hobbling my way through campus on crutches. He touched my shoulder, shouted, “Tag, you’re it!” and ran away. I laughed and found myself looking for his lanky swagger everywhere I went. We were both 20, both experimenting with the contours of our...

  • Dutch Jewish school closed after anti-terrorist raid in Belgium

    January 16, 2015 | 12:14 pm

    The only Orthodox Jewish school in the Netherlands was closed on Friday as a precautionary measure after an anti-terrorism raid in Belgium left two suspects dead.

    There was no concrete threat against the Cheider School in Amsterdam, Dutch national broadcaster NOS said, citing the...

    Page 1     of 23 pages        1 2 3 >  Last ›
ADVERTISEMENT
PUT YOUR AD HERE