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  • June 3, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 3, 2012 | 2:43 am

    Note to Syria interventionists: Be careful what you wish for

    International intervention in Syria could push President Bashar Assad into even more ‎extreme actions in what has now become a sectarian war, warns Chemi Shalev in ‎Haaretz.‎

    The Syrian conflict may have been...

  • Op-Ed: Respect haredi life while offering criticism

    May 30, 2012 | 4:22 pm

    A recent article by Israeli journalist Yaron London headlined “We Need Fewer Haredim” and two major pieces in The New York Times about the haredi approach to sex abuse cases highlight the challenge and the need to address serious issues emanating from the haredi world without...

  • May 20, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 20, 2012 | 2:16 am

    The Fight Over Who Fights in ‎Israel

    Jodi Rudoren of the New York Times takes a look at Israel’s divisive issue of national ‎service for Haredi men. ‎

    The resentment, even demonization, of Haredim is deep and growing, most ‎profoundly among the strictly observant Jews known...

  • May 10, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 10, 2012 | 4:19 am

    The Arab Spring facilitates an Arab-Israeli settlement

    The rise of Turkish-style democracy in the Arab world will put an end to cries for the ‎Israel’s destruction, writes Sadegh Zibakalam in the Daily Star.‎

    The Islam that has come out of the Arab Spring is more inclined...

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  • ‘Lack of recognition in Israel raises some question about the legitimacy of Reform and Conservative’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 9, 2012 | 6:07 pm

    Professor Ephraim Tabory of Bar-Ilan University discusses Jewish life in Israel.

    The particular dress of Haredi men and women makes it hard to miss a Haredi Jew. Their presence in Israeli society is perceptually very salient. Their life style also dictates living together in...

  • Jessica Fishman’s Sad Story and the Threat to Israel’s Civil Society

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    February 10, 2012 | 2:36 pm

    Jessica Fishman’s story will break your heart. She is a young Jewish woman from Minnesota whose father was President of their Conservative synagogue and mother was President of Hadassah. Jessica was a Jewish day school student and attended services every Shabbat. As a teen she...

  • Appropriate response to killings rests in Torah

    By Rabbi Naftali Rothenberg

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The pain felt by the family and near environment of any murder victim is deep and traumatic. The murder of adolescents in an educational institution is horrifying. But a murder that takes place within the walls of the house of study, the yeshiva, amplifies and extends the grief and...
  • Could Pride rally tension put gay issues on Israel’s agenda?

    By Dina Kraft

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Gay issues have never been at the forefront of Israeli domestic politics -- unlike in the United States -- but some wonder if that will change after ultra-Orthodox protesters used violence to prevent a gay pride parade. Confrontations with police and threats of worse violence to...
  • Charedi Choose Unorthodox Job

    By Gail Lichtman

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Jerusalem is a magnet for religious tourism from all over the world, and ultra-Orthodox Jews are a growing segment of the religious tourists visiting the city. In order to meet their special needs, an ultra-Orthodox training program is offering a course to teach men to guide...

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