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  • Jewish leaders pledge to restore ethical behavior

    By Ryan Torok

    January 20, 2016 | 9:47 am

    A national effort is underway to restore ethical behavior to a Jewish community that has been tarnished by high-profile scandals — clergy and other leaders engaged in sexual abuse, mikveh voyeurism and more.

    “Declaration on Ethics in Jewish Leadership” began circulating among...

  • Orthodox woman to head ‘transdenominational’ rabbinical school

    January 16, 2013 | 4:20 pm

    An Orthodox woman was named the president of a "transdenominational" rabbinical school in Southern California.

    Tamar Frankiel, who holds a doctorate in the history of religions, will helm the Academy for Jewish Religion at Claremont Lincoln University, it was announced this week....

  • Orthodox woman, a first

    January 16, 2013 | 1:56 pm

    In a groundbreaking appointment, the Academy for Jewish Religion, California (AJR,CA), has selected Tamar Frankiel as its new president, making her the first Orthodox woman to lead an American rabbinical school.

    Frankiel, 66, is a professor of comparative religion and an expert...